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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



GRAND CHAPTER 

of 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 




-1975- 



ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEENTH 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO 



24, 25, 26 APRIL, 1975 




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THE 

GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEENTH 

ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



A.D. 
1975 




A. Inv. 
2505 



Held in the Chateau Laurier Hotel 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 25, 26 APRIL 

A.D. 1975 — A. Inv. 2505 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 



WILLIAM S. THOMSON 

Grand Z. 

1329 Cumnock Cres. 

OAKVILLE, ONT. 

L6I 2N6 



FREDERICK C. CONLEY 

Grand Scribe E. 

240 Eglinton Ave. E., 

Suite 205, 

TORONTO, ONT. 

M4P 1K8 



4 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple 
of Atwood, Ontario, on Saturday, 21 Day of September, A.D. 1974, 
A. Inv. 2504. 



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PRESENT 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand z, 

R. Ex. Comp William H. Sproule Grand H. > r „„;3 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand J. J Uouncl1 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Past Grand Z. 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent Grand Supt., District No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. William H. Cheetham (Acting) Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. Allan Dempsey (Acting) Grand Pr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. William S. Shaver (Acting) Grand Sr. Sojourner 

V. Ex. Comp. Cal Hellstrom (Acting) Grand Jr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. Chester J. Miller (Acting) Grand D. of C. 

V. Ex. Comp. Sven 0. Norman (Acting) Grand Outer Guard 

and the following assisting: R. Ex. Comp. M. F. Hemmens, Ex. Comp. 
James Robb, Ex. Comp. Al. M. McRuer, Ex. Comp. R. R. Lichten- 
stein, R. Ex. Comp. C. L. (Pat) Collins, R. Ex. Comp, W. G. Sanders, 
V. Ex. Comp. F. O. Alcock, Ex. Comp. C. F. Schubring, Ex. Comp. Glenn 
Noble, Ex. Comp. D. B. Mackie, Ex. Comp. C. A. Bangs. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 5:10 p.m. when the 
Grand First Principal announced that the especial Convocation had been 
called for the purpose of dedicating the Chapter Room for Atwood 
Chapter No. 149 of Rainy River, Ontario. The ceremony being concluded 
the Most Excellent Grand First Principal closed Grand Chapter in 
Ample Form at 6:30 p.m. 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. CONLEY, 
(Seal) Grand Scribe E. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

The One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was 
held in the Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Canada, on 24, 25, 26 April, 
1975. 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z. ^ n , 

R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand H. V r ^ ran ^ 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman .....Grand J. J <- ounci1 

PAST GRAND Z.'s 
M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, M. Ex. 
Comp, John L. House, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. 
Charles W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M. Ex. Comp. James E. 
Girven, M. Ex. Comp. G. H. Shannon, M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, 
M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 5 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS— Elected 1974 

R. Ex. Comp. Hanlon C. Babcock Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier Grand Principal Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. W. Allan Dempsey Grand Registrar 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, R. Ex. 

Comp. James W. Woodland, R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, R. Ex. 

Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Hallett C. Banks, R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, R. 

Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, R. Ex. Comp. Morley H. Hancock, 

R. Ex. Comp. Chester J. Miller. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott, R. Ex. Comp. Ernest J. J. Jackson, 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, R. Ex. Comp. Irwin G. Noble. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1974-75 

St. Clair District, No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Harvey E. Smith 

London District, No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. John F. Blackwell 

Wilson District, No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Frederick M. Smith 

Wellington District, No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Wright 

Hamilton District, No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 

Huron District, No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Angus D. MacArthur 

Niagara District, No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. William Cooper 

Toronto East District, No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Reginald C. Edwards 

Toronto West District, No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart 

Georgian District, No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Dalton E. Moffatt 

Ontario District, No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Carl A. Bedford 

Prince Edward District, No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Alan A. Foote 

St. Lawrence District, No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Theodore A. Parkin 

Ottawa, District, No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Henry Loewen 

Algoma District, No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Douglas John Argent 

New Ontario District, No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Percy Earl Fairhall 

Temiskaming District, No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Allen Armstrong 

GRAND CHAPTER OPENED 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their 
qualified officers, the One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual Convoca- 
tion of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 9:50 a.m. 

The Grand First Principal M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson wel- 
comed all present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good 
standing and properly vouched for, would be made welcome. 



DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The following distinguished guests were formally and individually 
introduced by V. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall and his assistants: 

1. ALBERTA— M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Philip Kendal, Grand First Principal, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Alberta. 



6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

2. CONNECTICUT— M. Ex. Comp. Bertil T. Ostman, Grand High 
Priest, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Connecticut. 

3. ILLINOIS— M. Ex. Comp. Tracy Walker, Grand High Priest, Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of the State of Illinois. 

4. INDIANA— M. Ex. Comp. Donald E. Friend, Grand High Priest, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of the State of Indiana. 

5. MASSACHUSETTS— M. Ex .Comp. Lane E. Wheaton, Grand High 
Priest, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Massachusetts. 

R .Ex. Comp. Joe McSweeney, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons 
of Massachusetts. 

6. MICHIGAN — M. Ex. Comp. Judson E. Richardson, Grand High 
Priest, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Michigan. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles Rademaker, Past Grand High Priest, Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Michigan. 

7. NEW YORK— M. Ex. Comp. Ira Ether, Grand High Priest, Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of the State of New York. 

8. OHIO— M. Ex. Comp. Jas. Getty, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter 
Royal Arch Masons of the State of Ohio. 

9. QUEBEC — M. Ex. Comp. George Green, Grand First Principal, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Quebec. 

M. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Laurier MacDonald, M. Ex. Comp. Geoffrey 
Lessard, M. Ex. Comp Fred Griffith, Past Grand First Principals 
and R. Ex. Comp. E. V. D. Cassidy, Grand Third Principal, Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Quebec. 

10. SASKATCHEWAN— M. Ex. Comp. Roger Strum, Past Grand First 
Principal, Rep. Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Saskatchewan. 

11. M. Ex. Comp. Robert E. Temperton, M. Ex. Grand President, Grand 
Council of The Order of High Priesthood of Ontario. 

12. M. 111. Comp. Robert Upton Day, Grand Master, Grand Council of 
Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. 

13. M. Em. Knight Charles Wells, Grand Chancellor, Rep. The Supreme 
Grand Master of The Sovereign Great Priory of Canada of The 
United Orders of Malta and The Temple. 

14. M. 111. Kt. Comp. Gerry Smith, Rep. M. 111. Grand Sovereign; Grand 
Imperial Conclave of Canada, Masonic and Military Orders of 
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine. 

14A. NOVA SCOTIA— R. Ex. Comp. E. L. Eaton, Grand Secretary, 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Nova Scotia. 

15. M. Wor. Bro. and R. Ex. Comp. Bruce Foster, Past Grand Master, 
Rep. M. Worshipful Bro. and R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, Grand 
Master, Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Our Grand Z. M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, personally greeted 
each visitor as presented and warmly welcomed them: They were 
escorted to their chair on the platform by the Grand H., R. Ex. Comp. 
W. H. Sproule and the Grand J., R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman. 

These Distinguished Companions and visitors were given Grand 
Honours led by our Grand Director of Ceremonies V. Ex. Comp. Malcolm 
McRae. 

Most Wor. Bro. and R. Ex. Comp, Bruce Foster, Past Grand 
Master of Grand Lodge representing M. Wor. Bro. and R. Ex. Comp. 
George E. Turner, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario was presented and received individually by our 
Grand Z. He was escorted to the platform and given Grand Honours. 
He was then escorted to his chair. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 7 

The Flags of Canada and the United States were placed on the 
platform following the singing- of God Save the Queen and My Country 
'Tis of Thee. This was followed by an Invocation by our Chaplain, R. 
Ex. Comp. H. C. Babcock. 

M. Wor. Bro. and R. Ex. Comp. Bruce Foster was introduced to 
the Convocation by our Grand Z. and asked to address us. M. Wor. 
Bro. Foster expressed the regrets of our M. Wor. Bro. and R. Ex. Comp. 
Turner of his inability to be present on this occasion as appointments 
made it necessary for him to be elsewhere. He thanked the Ottawa 
Committee member who welcomed him at the airport, took him on a 
short tour of the city and brought him to the hotel. He pointed out 
that masonry was still working at the never ending task of making 
good men better men. Each person does his small share but with God's 
help we continue to strive to further this our self-appointed task. He 
hoped we would have a most successful Convocation. 

PRESENTATION OF GRAND Z's 

M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson requested the Grand Scribe E. to read 
the names of our Grand Z's in order of Seniority and asked that they 
approach the altar. The following answered the call: 

M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith 
M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett 
M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay 
M. Ex. Comp. G. H. Shannon 
M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham 
M. Ex. Comp. L. J. Gent 

These were warmly welcomed by our Grand Z. He stated that he 
leaned heavily on their advice and did frequently request it. He extend- 
ed, to all his best wishes. Concerning those not present, he stated that 
a letter was mailed from his office this morning expressing his regret 
that they were unable to attend. 

M. Ex. Comp. Thomson stated that he had received a cable from 
M. Ex. Comp. J. E. Girven informing him that he was unable to be 
present. He had a telephone call from M. Ex. Comp. House stating he 
was not able to attend. A letter was received from M. Ex. Comp. Brad- 
shaw stating that it was not possible for him to attend and wishing a 
successful Convocation. 

The Grand Advisory had given splendid service to Grand Chapter 
and were continuing giving that same service. Much effort is being 
expended by all for the good of the Jurisdiction. 

M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith replied on behalf of the Grand Z's and 
assured our Grand First Principal that he could rely on their continued 
support. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is fitting that we should pause in our deliberations for the pur- 
pose of recalling to our minds the names and achievements of those 
Masonic leaders, who have been summoned from this earthly sphere of 



8 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

activity to the Grand Chapter above during the period of time that has 
elapsed since our annual communication of 1974. Collectively we may 
remember their presence at former assemblies of this Grand Chapter; 
individually we may think of them severally as we have associated with 
them at various functions in one or more of the Chapter Districts. Our 
recollection of them may be wholly or mostly on account of our fellow- 
ship with them on social occasions or in a more intimate personal way. 
Whatever our associations with them may have been, there is a distinct 
feeling of personal loss in connection with the departure from our midst 
of those we have known intimately and a definite recognition of the loss 
sustained by this Grand Chapter through the transition of all the com- 
panions, for whom the bell has tolled, to that realm beyond our kin for 
which their life experience here has been a preparation. 

The belief in the Brotherhood of Man, an underlying principle of 
Freemasonry from the days of long ago, has always played an im- 
portant role in the Masonic way of life. Never in the long history of 
the human race has there been a greater necessity for the translation 
of such an ideal into an actuality than there has been in recent times. 
The decline of the ideal of service in all our business, industrial and 
professional life, admitted by so many thoughtful and observant people 
of the present day, must have been a challenge to the Chapter com- 
panions of this Jurisdiction, who have laid down their working tools in 
the immediate past. Their response to such a challenge, in so far as 
there has been a response, must have meant a more careful considera- 
tion of the structure of life that they were endeavouring to build, a more 
definite application of the tools to the pattern of life that they were 
trying to follow in the building of that structure of morality and ser- 
vice and a greater persistence to their adherence to that straight and 
undeviating line of conduct laid down for their guidance in the volume 
of the Sacred Law. 

They have been responsible for the development of good fellowship 
in the circles, in which they have moved in their Chapters and in their 
Districts, as they have spread a spirit of friendliness and encouraged 
a growth of friendship among their fellow companions. Furthermore 
leadership has been provided by them in the field of service for others 
as they have rendered assistance to those needing such in a quiet and 
unobtrusive way or have been responsible for encouraging their com- 
panions to do the same either collectively or individually. 

The belief in the Fatherhood of God, so closely associated with that 
of immortality and that of the Brotherhood of Man, has been a source 
of inspiration to these companions, who have been summoned by the 
Great Jehovah and have been required to give an account of their actions 
through life. They have relied, even more than they may have thought, 
upon the guidance of an omniscient and omnipotent Providence, as they 
have performed their daily tasks and pursued their program of self- 
education and altruistic Masonic service. 

Our sympathy goes out to the friends and relatives of our dearly 
beloved companions, who have ascended to the Grand Chapter above, as 
we realize their feelings of sorrow and loneliness. We would remind 
them that: 

"There's an open gate at the end of the road, 
Through which each one must pass alone, 
And there, in the light we cannot see, 
The Great Jehovah claims His own. 
Beyond the gate their loved ones, 
Find happiness and rest, 
And there is comfort in the thought, 
That God alone knows best." 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 9 

The names of our departed companions are appended hereto and 
will appear in the proceedings. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf of the Committee: 

FRANK RODGERS, 
JOHN DAVIDSON, 
HANLON C. BABCOCK, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Hanlon C. Babcock, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



MEMORIAL SERVICE 

By the Grand Chaplain R. Ex. Comp. Hanlon C. Babcock 

INVOCATION PRAYER 

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known and 
from Whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by 
the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee 
and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name. 

Almighty and Eternal God, who orderest all things in heaven and 
earth, we humbly implore Thee to pour down upon our fraternity the 
continual dew of Thy blessing. We beseech Thee to guide, support and 
strengthen all who are rulers in the Royal Craft and give them a full 
measure of Thy divine wisdom. May brotherly love, relief and truth 
be ever upheld and promoted through our Chapters. May prudence 
direct us, temperance chasten us, fortitude support us and justice be the 
guide of all our actions, so that with one heart and mind we may strive 
together for the good of mankind and the honour and glory of Thy Most 
Holy Name. Amen. 

At this time we pause in the deliberations of our Grand Chapter to 
pay respect to the memory of our many companions who this year 
entered the land "from whose bourne no traveller returns". 

They have chosen well. 

Joshua 24: 27 — and Joshua said unto all the people: "Behold, this 
stone shall be a witness unto us for it hath heard all the words of the 
Lord which He spake unto us. It shall be therefore a witness unto you, 
lest ye deny your God.' 

This stone which Joshua had had set up by the sanctuary of the 
Lord was in its effect a sort of coping-stone, in this way: Joshua had 
challenged the people to make a choice, clear and unequivocal, between 
serving other gods or serving the Lord God of Israel saying, as for me 
and my house, we will serve the Lord. His work was done, he had led 
the conquest of Palestine, the land given unto Abraham. He would die 
as he had lived, serving the Lord. 

Joshua, like every good man you know, was like a Mason of right 
mind. Every age has known such noble, stalwart men, men who have made 
the great choice. They who in youth and in crisis passionately stand 
before the Being of Ineffable Name and serve Him with their living, 
and their very lives are lights that show up the utter darkness of evil, 
the unclean filthiness of greed, selfishness, self-glory and the mind of 
the bully. They also stand out like the sun and the moon and the stars, 
each in the measure of his God — enriched soul a guide through wilder- 
ness and desert to the land of final and eternal fulfillment. 



10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

I salute those who, whatever rank they held, were sojourners and 
our companions till the gates of the temple not made with hands stood 
ajar and they have entered in. 

Of our beloved companions, enriched with labor in the quarry, who 
have cleared the rubble often from their own or another's progress, who 
in perseverance and reverence have learned the secret things of worthi- 
ness, faith and revealed truth and to us and others have striven to obey 
the Golden Rule, let us say. These are among the perfect works of God 
thus shall we remember in love; emulate their nobility, honour them 
with all virtue in our persons, and in our own find venture beyond the 
gates above the winding stair or Jacob's Ladder. 

In this life, these whom we remember with love and honour, like we 
ourselves, are brought experience by experience to that High Noon 
where fresh light breaks through to our souls and the humble altar of 
His presence within us. There beyond those eternal gates the glory 
never fades, where no sun or moon or stars are needed, the Lord God 
omnipotent shall gather the generations of His own to shine like stars. 
"For they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads", 
and "The Lord God giveth them Light, and they shall reign for ever 
and ever". 

Let us pray. 

Lord of Heaven and Earth, who hast thy temple in the heavens 
and the earth as thy footstool, we remember before Thee those of our 
companions who have labored faithfully here below during the past 
years and have been called to thine immortal mansions, eternal in the 
heavens. We bless thy Holy Name for these thy servants, beseeching 
Thee to give us grace so to follow their great example that we with 
them may be counted worthy of thy servants, beseeching Thee to give us 
grace so to follow their great example that we with them may be 
counted worthy of Thy Grand Chapter above where Thou, Great archi- 
tect, livest and reigneth for ever. Amen. 

Closing hymn, "Abide with me". 



DEATHS — 1974 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — W. E. Yarwood, G. A. Bushell, J. 
M. Lavine, W. H. Gummer, H. A. Dunlop, G. H. Veale. 

2 The Hiram— J. 0. Tidswell, R. G. Gooby, C. L. Staples, G. S. Shaw, 
A. H. Duvall. 

3 St. Johns— E. E. Brown. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— B. F. Griggs. 

5 St. George's— V. M. Barlow, G. M. Manning, H. O. Rhoads, H. E, 
Campbell, E. Betchen, R. J. Cushman, E. A. Shaw, W. H. Rath, 
H. J. Sutherland. 

6 St. John's— J. H. Eydt, J. E. R. Fletcher, R. H. Dotzenrod. 

7 Moira— J. Cooper, G. S. Cronk, E. S. James, A. F. Pottruff, N. D. 
McNish, J. Yanover. 

8 King Solomon's— W. Burns, E. G. Veitch, H. G. Hamilton, J. Fraser, 
H. La Verne, F. DeS. Adderley, A. Taylor, P. J. Grant, W. A. Stitt. 

15 Wawanosh— A. Rose, J. H. Teasell, G. G. Brown, E. Spinks, J. C. 
Jamieson, W. L. Brown. 

16 Carleton— N. Boyd, A. J. Martin, J. H. Kelly, C. E. Compton, E. S,. 
Edwards, N. F. H. Bright, M. L. Foster, L. Hall, W. H. Gilleland, 
C. C. Meredith, W. J. Watling, R. J. Kleibs. 

18 Oxford— F. C. Cheston, H. Bailey, T. Allison, J. S. Lawrence, G. H. 
Maynard, L. C. Currah, H. P. Deans, L. S. Sitter. 



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19 Mount Moriah— E. Secord, E. H. Worley, G. Suddick, S. W. Delaney, 
W. Noon, R. A. Heir. 

20 Mount Horeb — W. A. Johnson, M. L. Carey. 

22 Grenville— W. G. Fretwell, W. H. Wells. 

23 Ezra— H. M. L. Cunningham, J. S. McCauly, R. L. Ferris, J. D. Edge. 

24 Tecumseh— J. Roberts, G. F. Wright, A. J. Keep, J. C. Smith, A. W. 
Tanner, W. A. Capper, W. G. Murr, W. R. Kelterborn. 

26 St. Mark's— H. Watson. 

27 Manitou — F. A. Nettleton, D. B. Jones, H. L. Prentice. 

28 Pentalpha— H. E. Saunders, A. E. O'Neil, C. E. Whalley, W. L. 
Houston, V. C. Claus. 

29 McCallum— D. Phillips, H. A. Hicks, L. R. Gort. 

30 Huron— P. Bisset, C. Mitchell, C. F. Chapman. 

31 Prince Edward— H. J. Clarke, H. C. Burr, J. M. Sanderson, C. E. 
Stothers, H. J. McFarland, H. G. Clarke. 

32— Waterloo— W. A. Dixon, A. B. Taylor, D. J. Marriott, F. H. Ketcha- 
bau. 

35 Keystone— T. G. B. Porter, J. D. Kadwell, C. V. Hallett, S. Dodd. 

36 Corinthian— W. A. Donnelly, D. W. Smith, M. C. Grant, E. A. Dox- 
tator, A. Batten. 

37 Victoria^. H. Ward, W. C. Brown, W. E. Thompson, Jr., J. F. 
Cornish. 

40 Guelph— E. A. Henson, T. B. Wallace, K. J. Sproule, C. R. Mondy, 
H. Cooper. 

41 Harris— C. W. Riley, G. H. Adamson, E. H. Longfield, J. H. Wade. 

44 Mount Sinai — M. Pethereck, F. E. Wood. 

45 Excelsior — F. 0. Dayton, L. V. Pomeroy. 

46 St. James— W. Pethick, C. E. Richardson, H. W. Maxwell. 

47 Wellington— L. L. Williston. 

48 St. John's— H. L. Hall. 

53 Bruce — H. Marchant, J. F. W. Pierpoint. 

54 Palestine— A. R. Sutherland, C. F. Evans, F. L. Morfee, G. W. Snel- 
grove, W. R. Hodges, J. Donaldson, W. H. Jolley, W. Tobey, R. A. 
Hutchison, A. A. Casselman, D. S. Duncan. 

56 Georgian — A. L. Casselman, A. Ferguson. 

57 King Hiram — K. E. Warren. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence— C. N. Dack, E. Hone, S. 0. Yeldon. 

61 Granite— W. H. Pierce, J. Steele, L. E. Millar. 

62 York— H. G. Trimble, M. McC. Weir. 

63 Havelock— T. M. Rutherford. 

64 Willson — N. Mitchener, N. J. Penwarden, P. H. Woram. 

66 Malloch— J. C. Britton. 

67 Enterprise— D. A. Cox, E. J. Schaefer, G. M. Hamilton. 

68 Maitland— C. A. Peterson, W. D. Wilkins, R. Cavanagh. 

69 Grimsby— G. A. Oldfield, C. P. Gowland. 

71 Prince of Wales— H. Richardson, F. R. Hill, R. H. Finlay. 

72 Keystone— H. C. Martin, G. W. Bailey, C. A. Baker, D. Holling-er. 

73 Erie— E. V. Bingham. 

74 Beaver — W. Rogers, E. Evans. 

75 St. Clair— J. C McLean. 

76 Mount Nebo — E. V. Cummings. 

78 Minnewawa— M. R. Webb, H. Walper. 

79 Orient— R. N. Black, A. C. McCurdy, R. A. A. Dorrell. 

80 Ark— G. Haydon, H. R. Smith, S. J. White, A. J. Brush. 

81 Aylmer — H. LeR. Paupst, G. E. Lovell, E. Johnson. 

82 Shuniah— A. E. Bannister, G. Neill, W. H. Tanner, A. W. Neal. 

83 Ionic— R. W. Calver. 

88 MacNabb— A. Shute, T. Ellis, D. Thompson, R. T. Cadwallader. 



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90 Golden— J. R. Lett, H. S. Cade, R. J. Bailey, W. L. Smith, J. P. 
Smart. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — W. C. Nicol, R. Botting, A. S. McClement. 

94 Midland— J. A. Ross, J. I. Winn. 

95 Tuscan — P. Sparling-, H. L. Harrower, D. MacKay, W. D. Stephen- 
son, A. C. Fraser, A. T. Grieve. 

102 Algonquin — W. J. I. Purvis, H. Megginson, S. R. Myers, W. Tran- 
more, W. J. McLarty, D. A. McDonnell, A. B. Purvis, LeR. M. 
Rourke. 

103 St. John's— R. P. C. McLeod, J. T. Mitchell, G. Gray, P. H. Torrance, 
R. A. Gardner, D. A. Hill. 

104 White Oak— J. S. Gibson, R. M. Smith. 

112 St. John's— H. McMillan, L. J. Presley, C. J. Lazerte, C. W. Fetterly, 
F. M. Devaul, W. E. L. Roberts, F. H. Broder. 

113 Covenant — F. Lagden, J. H. Lagden, H. E. Adams, H. A. Cameron. 

114 Bonnechere — T. H. Burgess, W. J. Wilson, G. Cooper. 

115 Brant— L. E. Tincknell, W. E. McConnell, V. R. Coleman. 

116 Maple — J. L. McFarlane, W. J. Davis. 

117 Kitchener— 0. S. Bechtel, C. J. Richardson. 

129 Elliott— E. L. Thiel. 

130 Chantry— C. W. Mitchell. 

131 Amabel— J. M. Dance, G. E. Smith, A. D. Huether. 

132 Leeds — F. G. Gardiner, K. S. Johnston. 

133 St. Francis— J. H. Kidd, C. A. Bailey, N. F. Simpson, S. H. Sex- 
smith, J. R. Hoppins. 

134 King Darius— R. W. Weeks. 

138 Shekinah— C. R. Cumming, N. C. Chapman, J. D. Nelson, R. Acker- 
man, E. H. Hughes. 

140 Fort William— G. R. Stephen, P. Norris, J. G. H. Long, W. S. 
Barclay, R. A. Ross, R. H. Neeland. 

143 Glengarry— A. S. Wood, J. M. Pollock, A. R. Stewart. 

144 Presqu'ile — A. J. Andrews. 

145 The St. Patrick— W. H. Christopherson, B. N. Hughson, A. J. Martin, 
A. A. Stewart, J. E. Littleton, W. Sudlow. 

146 Bernard— J. M. Erskin, C. E. Roe. 

147 Lucknow — Rev. J. W. Stewart, C. MacDonald. 

148 St. John's— E. J. Bond. 

149 Atwood— C. R. Shuttleworth, C. H. Arnold, L. L. Budreau. 

150 London — R. B. Beamish, F. J. Newman, A. Burgess, D. S. Hutchin- 
son. 

151 Laurentian— K. G. Kellett, E. C. B. Foster. 

152 Alberton— F. E. Stewart, O. C. Polenske, J. R. Stewart, S. G. Hyatt, 
J. J. Bonner, S. W. Maki, R. E. Allanach. 

155 Ancaster — G. E. Robertson. 
161 Madoc — J. MacKillican. 

167 Kichikewana— J. R. Hayne, R. B. Holt, J. A. Blackburn, R. B. 
Duncan. 

168 Ionic— H. N. Carr, D. H. K. Stillman. 

169 Temiskaming — H. O. Armstrong. 
175 The Hamilton— W. S. Connell. 

184 Hugh Murray — W. Rostron, H. W. Jamieson. 

195 Peel— N. D. Davidson, J. C, Wiggins. 

198 Couchiching— P. C. Noy, V. E. McColman, J. H. Haywood. 

205 Victoria— G. Topper. 

210 Kitchener— H. R. Faulkner. 

212 Mount Sinai— H. R. Fox, H. Ginsberg, L. L. Fenkell, J. I. Debow, I. 
J. Minden, B. Kassel, H. J. Sokoloff. 

213 Northern Lights— W. J. Stephens, D. T. MacElwee, H. R. Rowe, M. 
L. Urquhart, G. F. Bailey. 



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214 Vimv — A. R. Chapman. 

215 Mimico— S. Tillett, G. Marshall, M. H. King-, G. E. Darling. 

217 St. Alban's— C. K. F. West, J. Turnbull, J. Wilson. 

218 Prince Edward — D. M. Marshall, L. Armstrong. 
220 Lebanon— E. H. Pearson, E. J. Culham. 

222 Ottawa— P. J. Barrett, T. H. A. Taylor, 0. L. Roseman, A. Sparling, 
R. G. Moore, A. R. R. Whittemore, W. R. Gill, B. E. Taylor. 

223 Abitibi— A. F. Righton, A. Matthew. 

224 Keystone— R. C. Boot, J. C. Lickers. 

225 Beaver— S. Plumb. 

226 Prince of Wales— W. G. Livingston, R. T. Beeman, K. H. Weir. 

227 Quinte Friendship— W. M. Barlow, L. F. Walker, D. P. E. Collett, 
T. A. McMullen, A. W. Rump. 

231 The St. Clair— E. G. Hubbert, R. B. Chappel, F. Porter, G. E. Henry, 
R. S. Ritchie, E. C. Shunk. 

232 King Cyrus— A. R. Taylor, N. Peterson. 

233 Oakwood— W. E. Gardiner, C. Beattie. 

234 Halton— A. Goodwin, W. N. Ritchie, J. T. Armstrong. 

235 Aurora — L. Sparks, G. M. Chatburn, G. M. Donovan, I. Specht. 

236 Caledonia— J. C. Lickers. 

238 The St. Andrew — W. A. Feeney, J. A. Johnston, F. J. Newman. 

239 Blenheim— E. E. Soles, W. J. Simpson. 

241 University— R. W. Sheppard, H. S. Biggs. 

242 St. Paul's— V. S. Gray. 

243 McKay— R. H. Felker, W. L. Bell. 

246 Humber— G. C. Laing. 

247 Nilestown — R. A. Stannard, A. G. Brown, D. L. Anderson, C. Cham- 
bers, R. Pring, J. F. Steadman. 

249 Palestine— A. W. G. Northcutt. 

250 Thomas Peter's — A. A. Robinson. 

251 Kirkland— E. J. Harris 

252 Hiawatha— G. R. Welch, S. G. Richardson, K. B. O'Dell. 

253 Regal— I. P. Asselstine, R. Sellar. 

254 Golden Star— D. D. Montgomery, R. L. Nichol, A. E. Boon, W. 
Duncan. 

258 Tyrian— L. Hart. 

259 Quetico— G. Elkins, G. H. Young, G. Neill. 

260 Centennial— C. M. Stewart, T. H. M. Grice, M. Clark, S. J. Sawyer. 

261 Seguin — S. M. Jackson. 

263 The Scarborough— J. D. Strachan, R. W. Brown, L. Jefferis. 



WELCOME TO GRAND CHAPTER FROM 
OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

On behalf of the Excellent First Principals, Officers and Com- 
panions of the twelve Chapters, comprising Ottawa District Number 13, 
a happy privilege is ours in extending to you a very sincere welcome, 
and fraternal greetings at this the one hundred and seventeenth annual 
convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

To our distinguished guests from Sister Grand Jurisdictions in 
Canada and the United States, including the representatives from other 
Masonic bodies, we extend the same fraternal felicitations. 

This is the first Grand Chapter Convocation in Ottawa in approxi- 
mately twenty-five years, but so many and so great are the changes 



14 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

that have taken place in the appearance of your national capital, that 
those Companions who have not been here since that Convocation a 
quarter-century ago must be wondering, indeed, if it were here that it 
was held. 

May this Convocation be the inspiration to loftier heights of achieve- 
ment, in this our beloved fraternity of Royal Arch Masons by many 
Companions, who otherwise would not or could not attend this Convo- 
cation but in Ottawa. May this new mobility of Grand Chapter guar- 
antee to Companions who are themselves immobile because of debili- 
tating age, pecuniary circumstances or forbidding distance an oppor- 
tunity of seeing and participating in Grand Chapter. May this be an 
incentive to all Companions to make "On to Somewhere New" sojourns 
in years to come so that their example as well as their precept will en- 
courage a wider participation in, and a greater strengthening of, this 
great Community of Craft and Royal Arch Masons. 

To you Most Excellent Sir, we can only reiterate sentiments ex- 
pressed to you in the past. Since then it has become more and more 
apparent that you have, by your splendid leadership during your term 
of office to date guided the Craft to a safe and happy anchorage. 

To all Members of Grand Chapter, Past and Present and those who 
will assume new responsibilities, we express to you our sincere thanks 
for all you have accomplished in the interests of our Royal Craft. We 
are deeply cognizant that matters of great import will engage your 
attention. We have every confidence that these matters will be 
solved for the advancement of Royal Arch Masonry, and we pray that 
the Great Jehovah will guide you in your deliberations, and that Peace 
and Harmony will prevail. 

Signed on behalf of the Royal Arch Chapters of Ottawa District 
No. 13 this twenty-fifth day of April, Anno Inventionis 2505, Anno 
Domini 1975. 
E. J. J. Jackson, General Chairman. 

C. S. Anderson, Carleton No. 16 G.R.C. Ottawa. 
R. W. Mohr, Granite No. 61 G.R.C. Almonte. 

T. E. Sullivan, Bonnechere No. 114 G.R.C. Renfrew. 
A. J. Dickie, Maple No. 116 G.R.C. Carleton Place. 
Ron Van Meer, St. Francis No. 133 G.R.C. Smiths Falls 
W. R. Wiseman, Glengarry No. 143 G.R.C. Vankleek Hill. 
M. E. Pilatzke, Laurentian No. 151 G.R.C, Pembroke. 
Lynn Prophet, Kitchener No. 210 G.R.C. Russell. 

D. M. Lusignan, Ottawa No. 222 G.R.C. Ottawa. 
Don Sears, Prince of Wales No. 226 G.R.C. Perth. 
Stanley Monroe, Dochert No. 248 G.R.C. Arnprior. 

M. R. Hughson, Secretary to the Grand Superintendent, Ottawa District 

No .13. 
H. Loewen, Grand Superintendent, Ottawa District No. 13. 



PRESENTATION OF GAVEL 

M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham was given time to speak. He re- 
quested R. Ex. Comp. C. Miller of Shuniah Chapter to meet him on the 
floor. M. Ex. Comp. Welham stated that Shuniah Chapter had presented 
him with a beautiful gavel on one of his visits there. He felt this 
should have a place in Grand Chapter. He therefore presented the gavel 
through R. Ex. Comp. Miller to the Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. 
William S. Thomson. 

Our Grand Z. expressed our thanks for the gift and stated that it 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 15 

would be used in our Executive Meetings. He stated that it would be on 
view on his desk for the Companions to admire. The workmanship is 
beautiful. 



COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS 

R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, Chairman of the Credentials 
Committee, reported that there are 155 warranted Chapters on the 
roll of Grand Chapter of which 128 Chapters were represented by the 
following 1 : 

1 R. D. Pickell, Z.; D. A. Dale, H.; C. C. Scilley, J.; R. L. Gostlin, 
H. C. Babcock, R. H. Seymour, V. F. Nielsen, P.Z.'s. 

2 G. McFedries, Z.; E. Marshall (Proxy), J. Neill, W. J. Curtis, W. 
Guv, R. Cocks, P.Z.'s. 

4 S. S. Salter (Proxy), W. O. H. Newton, R. C. Edwards, P.Z.'s. 

5 J. F. Murdoch, Z.; W. Wilson, A Root, M. McRae, P.Z.'s. 

6 C. Nates, Z.; A. Wilson, L. Levitt, P. Hirst, C. Katz, F. Scott, G. 
Oswald, P.Z.'s. 

7 A. Wallbridge, H.; S. Else, J.; W. A. Dempsey, L. Vaughn, M. Han- 
cock, E. Harrison, H. Bankier, W. J. Batchelor, F. K. Hodgen, P.Z.'s. 

8 D. Slean, Z.; P. Andres, J.; C. Smyth, D. Armstrong, W. Dobinson, 
W. Brown, H. Wilson, L. Woolger, H. Morrison, A. Otis, P.Z.'s. 

15 E. E. Bredin, Z.; W. H. Prior, H. C. Keam, P.Z.'s. 

16 C. Anderson, Z.; A. Sewell, H.; M. Hughson, W. T. Bradley, H. 
Burmaster, C. Vickers, G. Laing, W. E. Boyle, G. Saunders, G. Lewis, 
W. McDuffee, J. Gervin, C. Meunier, L. Gillespie, E. Jackson, E. 
Shane, H. Loewen, G. Garrioch, R. Day, P.Z.'s. 

18 G. K. Mansell (Proxy), A. E. Dickinson, P.Z. 

19 L. G. Pharoah (Proxy). 

23 J. H. Johnston (Proxy), W. J. Thompson, C. D. Barber, P.Z.'s. 

26 G. M. Cowan, J. 

27 J. A. Kilsbv (Proxy). 

28 A. Rubin, J.; R. E. Temperton, J. Finch, W. E. McKinstry, J. G. 
Magee, E. R. Flutter, P.Z.'s. 

30 W. H. Knisley, Z.; R. Maines, H.; L. Harrison, J.; L. Boyce, R. C. 
Bradford, P.Z's. 

31 D. Hickman, Z.; R. Stone, J.; H. Alder, J. York, C. Brummell, P.Z.'s. 

34 J. D. Odishaw, H.; F. M. Campbell, J.; G. 0. Smith, G. W. Campbell, 
P Z 's 

35 B*. A.' Box, Z.; L. M. Standish, J. G. Young, A. Taylor, J. D. Ford, 
B. H. Orton, P.Z.'s. 

36 D. Clark, Z.; A. W. Bolton, H.; A. A. Mortlock, J.; C. A. Bedford, 
W. E. Bannon, R. Mathews, P.Z.'s. 

37 R. J. Hughes, Z. 

40 O. T. Flint (Proxy), J. C. Boswell, P.Z. 

41 L. D. Barrett (Proxy), J. C. Ferguson, L. L. Mansfield, F. M. Smith, 
P Z 's 

44 J. Paquette, Z.; W. Humphries, H.; W. H. Lyon, J.; G. H. Fresque, N. 

A. Robertson, A. V. Roy, J. P. MacLean, F. K. Hill, S. G. Weese, 

P.Z.'s. 
46 F. R. Stewart, C. E. Dunseith, R. J. Aitcheson, W. F. McKay, P.Z.'s. 
48 G. A. Finnie, Z. 

53 W. A. Bradshaw (Proxy). 

54 J. Zegers, Z.; H. C. Fackrell, H. C. Evans, P.Z.'s. 

55 S. Welstead, Z.; A. J. Brown, H.; R. Hill, J.; K. Woodhouse, J. 
Wiebe, P.Z.'s. 

57 W. Cooper, C. A. Winn, P.Z.'s. 



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59 J. M. Laushway, J.; R. B. Morrison, R. Miller, G. B. Carley, T. A. 
Parkin, R. W. Bygrove, P.Z.'s. 

61 W. Mohr, Z.; G. Hudson, P.Z. 

62 A. E. Mills, D. B. Filsinger, P.Z.'s. 

63 A. MacArthur, G. Downey, P.Z.'s. 

64 J. C. McKeand, P.Z. 

66 O. Oke, Z.; W. J. Bell, H.; J. Doig, R. Kercher, C. Barber, P.Z.'s. 

68 N. Whaley, Z.; R. L. Abbott, H.; G. Forbes, G. Van Der Vaart, C. 
Beckett, S. A. Price, G. J. J. Purcell, V. Crozier, W. Kinnaird, P.Z.'s. 

69 C. S. Brooks, P.Z. 

71 L. Crawford, J.; M. Fletcher, R. Leniuk, T. E. Weaver, R. Mc- 
Cagherty, P.Z.'s. 

72 A. A. Foote, D. A. Fargey, B. Woodbeck, P.Z.'s. 

73 G. Newcombe, J.; D. Hastings, F. H. T. Yardley, B. B. Foster, H. 
E. Smith, P. L. Lalonde, P.Z.'s. 

74 F. Hendry (Proxy). 

75 E. Joyce, Z.; H. Overend, H.; P. A. Barr, P.Z. 

76 T. N. Dewar, Z.; R. Phillips, P.Z. 

77 S. Hall, Z.; W. J. Boston, E. K. Hogaboom, F. Harris, C. W. Emmett, 
P Z 's 

79 G. A.'Vardy, Z.; V. T. Usher, J. C. Hallam, L. L. Querie, P.Z.'s. 

80 J. N. Napier, Z.; P. Lounsburg, P.Z. 

81 H. P. Grant (Proxy). 

82 W. A. Cheetham, C. J. Miller, P.Z.'s. 

83 J. E. Robertson, Z.; A. Townley, J.; D. F. Clark, C. W. Easson, 
P Z 's 

84 J.' DeJeuw, H.; C. Thompson, P.Z. 

88 J. E. Finley (Proxy), E. H. Logan, P.Z. 

90 D. J. Argent (Proxy). 

91 L. W. Dixon, P.Z. 

94 G. K. Johnson (Proxy), G. McCombe, S. E. Tripp, P.Z.'s. 

95 R. T. Grieve, Z.; P. E. Fairhall, W. B. Walker, P.Z.'s. 

102 W. C. Fleming, H.; E. C. Price, R. A. Beaton, J. E. Edgar, J. G. 
Cameron, P.Z.'s. 

103 W. H. D. Gibson, Z.; R. C. Schmeler, A. S. Haley, P.Z.'s. 

104 S. R. Amos, W. S. Thomson, P.Z.'s. 
110 W. McLellan, Z. 

113 H. Palfrey, Z.; R. A. Young, P.Z. 

114 J. Selkirk, H.; J. R. New, W. L. Byers, P.Z.'s. 

116 A. J. Dickie, Z.; G. M. Nobes, H.; W. H. Edwards, M. P. Morris, 
R. G. Haufe, D. R. Jeschor, R. I. Cross, P.Z.'s. 

117 J. E. Welker, Z.; W. M. Rees, G. H. Shannon, P.Z.'s. 
119 M. F. Fritsch, Z.; L. F. Hillman, P.Z. 

130 D. E. Moffatt (Proxy), J. R. Kennedy, P.Z. 

131 A. E. Hardman (Proxy), G. Boyd, P.Z. 

132 A. L. Wheeler, P.Z. 

133 G. H. Patterson (Proxy), W. H. Oattes, G. A. Phillips, F. Fairfield, 
P.Z.'s. 

134 R. Bivens (Proxy). 

135 H. Baylis, H.; W. J. Morgan, H. V. Watson, R. B. Robinson, L, M. 
Nicholls, J. K. Noble, M. W. Acton, M. Veitch, J. D. Hill, E, R. 
Fairman, C. Goldstone, P.Z.'s. 

138 A. J. H. Home, H.; G. A. Musgrove, J.; D. G. Airhart (Proxy), G. 

T. Ferguson, C. E. Wells, P.Z.'s. 
140 G. A. Pape (Proxy). 
143 W. D. Wiseman, Z.; N. MacLeod, E. Park, P.Z.'s. 

145 J. W. Gerrard, Z. 

146 L. Corlett, F. Hay, P.Z.'s. 

148 M. J. McLeod, Z.; W. L. Barnes, L. G. Harcourt, W. McCaskill, P.Z.'s. 



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149 G. Pape (Proxy). 

150 K. B. S. Roden, Z.; E. C. Lee, P.Z. 

151 M. Pilatzke, Z.; F. A. Simpson, L. Brumm, E. R. Molson, L. A. 
Schultz, M. Griffiths, J. E. Brown, R. W. Crigger, C. K. Mick, L. E. 
Goulding, C. Stone, R. Childerhose, P.Z.'s. 

152 G. Pape (Proxy). 

153 G. Wingerden (Proxy). 

155 R. Lundy, Z.; R. A. Brown, P.Z. 
161 R. McCov, V. A. McMurray, P.Z.'s. 

167 H. Wiese, H.; L. Roberts, P.Z. 

168 K. Tompkins, Z.; F. Tredree. H.; I. McCulloch, J.; P. Wilmink, A. 
Lauesen, J. Meier, P.Z.'s. 

169 J. E. Sutton, A. P. Armstrong, P.Z.'s. 

175 J. W. Fulkerson (Proxy), B. D. Burt, A. W. Stewart, J. E. Raby, 
J. R. Dunbar, J. H. Rogers, D. A. Rogers, G. H. R. Crawshaw, P.Z.'s. 

195 W. Sproule (Proxy), C. Armstrong, W. B. Cannon, P.Z.'s. 

198 L. Pickering, Z.; L. Johnston, D. McLaughlin, A. Cook, G. Cook, 
M. A. MacDonald, P.Z.'s. 

205 D. Hill, H. Kirkby, P.Z.'s. 

210 L. H. Prophet, Z.; H. T. C. Humphries, D. K. Campbell, P.Z.'s. 

212 I. M. Ingles, M. Sandler, S. Tenenbaum, J. Ross, A. Weisman, P.Z.'s. 

213 A. Nissen, Z.; L. H. Netherton, H. H. Redden, H. W. Poole, P.Z.'s. 

214 J. E. Randall, Z.; H. B. Johnson, S. J. Mitchell, W. Gadsby, P. 
Cameron, D. A. Campbell, G. McPhail, P.Z.'s. 

215 W. W. Accette, J.; C. W. Eggett (Proxy), B. J. Rodd, G. H. Stuart, 
W. J. Cook, W. B. Bell, P.Z.'s. 

217 E. J. Coe, Z.; E. L. Elcombe, C. C. Kerr, P.Z.'s. 

219 S. Pilcher, Z.; G. Hinchliff, P.Z. 

220 R. T. Rigby, Z. 

221 W. Crerar (Proxy). 

222 J. R. Marshall, H.; G. H. Jackson, J.; H. T. C. Humphries, F. F. 
Horton, G. A. Kent, W. C. Pescod, R. W. Featherston, R. G. Harris, 
D. M. Lusignan, C. C. Dale, A. Mack, W. D. Taylor, W. E. Meldrum, 
A. V. Williams, P.Z.'s. 

223 W. Layte, H. A. Jones, P.Z.'s. 

224 M. H. Devins, Z.; L. F. Cunningham, M. Moss, M. G. Spiers, L. H. 
Isaacs, A. Henry, P.Z.'s. 

225 W. Henshaw, Z.; W. D. Sturch, 0. R. Roberts, J. T. Wallace, J. E. 
Richardson, F. D. Welham, P.Z.'s. 

226 D. A. McQuaid, H.; V. Campbell, J.; V. C. Garrett, D. C. Kerr, P.Z.'s. 

227 H. J. McNish, Z.; D. E. Ellis, H.; S. Hay, J.; C. Faulkner, E. Good- 
man, B. H. Smith, G. Mountford, F. McLeod, C. McMullen, P.Z.'s. 

231 C. Goetz, Z.; J. F. Smith, H.; F. W. Carter, W. J. Bain, J. W. Wood- 
land, P.Z.'s. 

232 J. A. Sheppard (Proxy), J. L. Mellor, P.Z. 

233 W. R. Young, Z. 

234 N. Butterworth, H.; I. Noble, J. Long, P.Z.'s. 

235 R. Rickward, W. Jennings, P.Z.'s. 

236 L. T. Richardson, Z.; R. T. C. Matteson, A. V. Waterhouse, P.Z.'s. 

238 F. McLeod, P.Z. 

239 L. F. Guyett (Proxy). 

241 J. R. Brown, J.; O. R. Roberts (Proxy), E. Zavitz, P.Z. 

242 W. B. Chalcraft, P.Z. 

243 L. Vansickle, Z.; C. King, F. Checkley, I. A. Lee, P.Z.'s. 

245 J. Williamson (Proxy), R. M. Wright, D. C. Brewer, G. J. Weber, 
P Z 's 

246 g'. S. Johnson, Z.; J. Blackwell, L. J. Gent, H. Banks, P.Z.'s. 
248 H. Barr (Proxy), M. Tripp, P.Z. 

250 W. A. MacMillan, Z.; R. W. Purdy, T. Labaj, A. A. Leal, P.Z.'s. 



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251 R. F. McLeod, Z.; H. C. Fick, P.Z. 

252 R. D. Jacobs, Z.; E. Marshall, W. J. Brock, L. F. James, P.Z.'s. 

253 H. Edgar, P.Z. 

255 H. Lambert, J.; J. Petrie, P.Z. 

257 J. E. Robinson, P.Z. 

258 S. Rowntree, Z.; F. C. Conley, F. E. Warne, C. S. Feasby, P.Z.'s. 
260 A. Waite, Z. 

262 F. R. E. Haighton, H.; H. G. Edgar, J. Hobson, J. G. Robbins, F. 
Scott, P.Z.'s. 

263 F. J. M. Major, Z.; E. D. Mitchell, H.; W. Kinnaird, P. C. John- 
stone, P.Z.'s. 



REPORT OF CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE 

To The Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada, Province of Ontario. 

We, your Committee on Credentials, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

Number of Chapters represented by Officers 82 

Number of Chapters represented by Proxy 29 

Number of Chapters represented by P.Z.'s only 17 

Number of Chapters represented 128 

Number of Chapters represented 27 

Number of Delegates present 473 

Total Number of Votes 707 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) D. B. FILANGER, Vice-Chairman. 
(Signed) J. W. WOODLAND, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
J. W. Woodland, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. A. Weisman, and carried, 

"That the Proceedings of the Annual Convocation held on Tuesday 
and Wednesday, 23 and 24 April, 1974 have been printed and copies sent 
to all Chapters of this Jurisdiction, and the minutes of the Grand Exe- 
cutive sent to all members of the Grand Executive, the recorded minutes 
be considered read and the same is now confirmed". 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. A. L. Weisman and carried, 

"That the order of business of this Grand Convocation be changed 
at the discretion of the Grand Z." 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
A. L. Weisman and carried, 



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"That the Per Diem Committee headed by R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. 
Gillespie as chairman pay the Per Diem to the members of the Grand 
Executive Committee entitled to same". 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
A. L. Weisman and carried, 

(a) "That R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland be Chairman of the 
Credentials Committee with power to form his own Committee". 

(b) "That Ex. Comp. William Kinnaird be Chairman of the Scrutineers 
with power to form his own Committee assisted by members of the 
Credentials Committee". 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent, the Grand Z., directed the Grand Scribe E. to 
call the roll of representative Jurisdictions and have them assemble 
before the Altar. The following Grand Representatives answered to 
their names: 

Alberta— E. K. Hogaboom, 36 Athol Ave., Toronto M8Z 2A4. 

Argentina — Wm. H. Sproule, 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton. 

Arizona — Edward Marshall, Apt. No. 11, 137 Emerald St., Hamilton. 

Colorado— Cyril McMullen, R.R. No. 5, Belleville. 

Connecticut — Victor F. Nielsen, 119 Earl St., Kingston. 

Dist. of Columbia— B. H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville. 

France— George A. Phillips, 30 Daniel St., Smiths Falls. 

Georgia — E. T. Querney, 321 Laura Ave., Sudbury. 

Germany— Carl Jantzi, 44 Cardill Cres., Waterloo N2L 3Y6. 

Illinois— J. W. Woodland, 377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto M6B 1K2. 

India— Charles D. Donald, 155 Navy St., Apt. 1004, Oakville. 

Indiana — James H. Rogers, Skyview Apts., 3 East 37th St., Mamilton. 

Iowa— William S. Thomson, 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville L6J 2N6. 

Ireland— R. W. E. McFadden, 4 Hart Street, Brantford. 

Israel — Irving Ingles, 28 Yeoman's Road, Downsview. 

Kansas — Allan A. Leal, 2297 Parkwood Ave., Windsor. 

Kentucky— Chester J. Miller, 105 Willard Ave., R.R. #2, Thunder Bay 

P7C 4V1. 
Maine — Lome E. Vaughan, 315 Bleecker St., Belleville. 
Maryland— Leo J. Gent, Box 78, 21 Catherine St., Dorchester NOL 1G0. 
Massachusetts — Fraser Hay, 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel. 
Michigan — Fred W. D. Welham, 548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough M1J 1J8. 
Mississippi — H. T. C. Humphries, 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa. 
Missouri— John R. Brown, 243 Forest Hill Rd., Toronto N5P 2N3. 
Nebraska — A. V. Roy, Box 57, Napanee. 

New Jersey— G. H. Shannon, 30 Spetz Street, Kitchener N2H 1K1. 
New Mexico — J. A. Kennedy, Apt. 323, Grosvenor St., London. 
New York— Hallette C. Banks, 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London N5V 2C4. 
North Dakota— E. J. J. Jackson, 1833 Devlin Cres., Ottawa K1H 5T5. 
Quebec— C. W. Emmett, 27 Colwood Rd., Islington M9A 4E5. 
Scotland— Colin C. Kerr, 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarborough M1P 1W4. 
South Carolina — Robert H. Seymour, 3 Third Ave., Kingston K7K 2J4. 
South Dakota — Frederick C. Conley, 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham 

L3P 2N6. 
Texas— Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton L8H 5G9. 
Utah— Lloyd B. Gillespie, 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor Towers, 

Peterborough K9J 6N6. 
Wyoming— E. C. Price, 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie P6B 2G7. 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson expressed his pleasure and that 



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of the other Companions on seeing so many of our Companions who 
represent other Jurisdictions present at our Grand Convocation. Our 
Grand Z. trusts that our Representatives are in touch with the cor- 
responding member in the Sister Jurisdiction. This close contact will 
definitely further the effectiveness of our Order. 

M. Ex. Comp. Thomson then requested M. Ex. Comp. Griffith of 
Quebec to meet him on the level. He then presented M. Ex. Comp. 
Griffith with our Commission as our representative near the Grand 
Body of Quebec. In his reply of thanks he expressed the hope that they 
would see a number at their Grand Convocation. 



OATH OF OFFICE 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett was appointed by the Grand Z. 
to preside at the Ceremony of the Oath of Office of the Scrutineers. 
This was to take place at about 11:30 a.m. 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, I.P.Z., was requested to assume the 
Sceptre while our Grand Z. delivered his address. 



GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL'S ADDRESS 

Most Excellent Sirs, Distinguished Guests, My Companions all: 

It is quite difficult to realize that one year has passed since I stood 
before you and accepted the awesome responsibility of leadership of this 
Grand Body. At that time, I called you to a new Crusade. I reminded 
you of the obligations assumed at the various stages of your progress 
as Royal Arch Masons. I called upon you to re-affirm your declaration 
of faith in God and in the life hereafter, to take the great truths which 
have such a central place in our Ritual outside our walls, to introduce 
truth and light to those who tread an uncertain path; and declared that 
when we stop being ordinary our impact will be profound. 

I have continued to repeat that Challenge at all points throughout 
our Grand Jurisdiction, and in other Jurisdictions where I have gone 
as your representative. 

It is written, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see 
God". We could shorten it to "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they 
shall see". They shall see friendship, beauty, love and goodness. If 
only men would stop arguing about God and realize the towering fact 
that God takes eyes to see. Anything real takes eyes to see. You can't 
stand in the Rockies and argue about the wonderful view. Either 
people see it or they don't see it. Theologians have lost their way argu- 
ing about God. Someone has written: 

"Earth's crammed with Heaven, 

And every common bush afire with God; 

But only he who sees takes off his shoes." 

If we have enough people who can see, — to whom these things are 
real, — we can yet lift humanity out of the slough of despondency. That 
is our real mission. 

In greeting all of you, I am especially grateful for the presence of 
Most Worshipful Bro. Bruce Foster, representing the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master, who is such an inspiration to us all. I also appre- 
ciate the presence of those representatives of other Grand Bodies, to 
all of which I belong, and to those our our sister Jurisdictions, of both 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 21 

Canada and the United States. My wife and I have enjoyed their 
kindly hospitality, and it is a great delight for us to welcome them 
here. 

IN MEMORIAM 

The passing of another year has taken its toll, as many have been 
called to the Grand Chapter above. Among these, we suffered a severe 
loss in the sudden passing of Rt. Ex. Comp. William H. Gummer, a 
member of our Grand Executive, and V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Shunk, the Chair- 
man of our Bursary Committee, as well as Rt. Ex. Comp. D. S. Stephens, 
Vice-Chairman, Laws and Jurisprudence. Men of such dedication and 
talent are not easily replaced, and we shall miss them, while at the 
same time giving thanks to the Most High for their service. 



FRATERNAL DEAD — 1974 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, the British 
Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America, we extend 
sincere sympathy for the loss of their distinguished Companions: 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF ALBERTA 

Harold Edward Bentley, James Louis lnnes, William Baker Ruff 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF ARIZONA 

James G. Bentley, Nelson C. Bledsoe. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF BRITISH 
COLUMBIA 

Ewen E. Andrews, Richard L. Williams 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF COLORADO 

Clayton A. Astell 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF GEORGIA 

Walker Rush Camp, Thomas Crosby Sanders 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF IDAHO 

Roy D. Lorey 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF IOWA 

Edwin S. Lofton 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF LOUISIANA 

J. Albert Thompson 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MINNESOTA 

Arthur John Peterson 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MONTANA 

Joseph Earl Halterman 
GAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NEBRASKA 

Earld M. Boyington, Harold Hartzell Thorn 
GRAND YORK RITE BODIES OF NEVADA 

Nicholas Haurilla 
GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Roger Ellis Hopkins 
GRAND CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ROYAL ARCH 
MASONS 

Robert H. Auguet, Frederick C. Breithaupt 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF THE STATE OF 
OHIO 

Garrett P. Trostel 
GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF OREGON 

Richard H. Tusant 
GRAND HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF PENNSYLVANIA 

Charles F. Weeks 



22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA 

Philo H. Schultz 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF TENNESSEE 

Otway Yates 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF VIRGINIA 

Simon J. Sachs 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WASHINGTON 

Clement I. Krantz, Ralph P. Mulvane 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WYOMING 

Erwin A. Froyd 

Of these Companions who answered the call to Higher Service, the 
following- held Grand Chapter Rank: 

Chapter 
No. 

1 R. Ex. Comp. William H. Gummer 

5 V. Ex. Comp. W. Mont. Barlow 

5 R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Joseph Cushman 

6 R. Ex. Comp. John Henry Eydt 

15 R. Ex. Comp. John Herbert Teasell 

16 R. Ex. Comp. Charles Compton 

16 V. Ex. Comp. Norman F. H. Bright 

28 V. Ex. Comp. Harry Edwin Saunders 

32 R. Ex. Comp. David John Marriott 

53 V. Ex. Comp. James F. K. Pierpoint 

66 R. Ex. Comp. John Clifford Britton 

67 R. Ex. Comp. David A. Cox 

68 R. Ex. Comp. Robert Cavanaugh 

69 R. Ex. Comp. George Oldfield 

69 V. Ex. Comp. Cecil Philip Gowland 

72 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon William Bailey 

73 R. Ex. Comp. Edgar Vivian Bingham 
82 R. Ex. Comp. George Neill 

88 R. Ex. Comp. Richard Thomas Cadwallader 
90 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Stanley Cade 
95 V. Ex. Comp. Andrew Telfer Grieve 
103 R. Ex. Comp. James Telmack Mitchell 

103 V. Ex. Comp. Rod Peter Campbell McLeod 

104 V. Ex. Comp. Reg. M. Smith 

133 R. Ex. Comp. Clarence Arthur Bailey 

138 V. Ex. Comp. Earl Henry Hughes 

138 R. Ex. Comp. Ralph Ackerman 

169 R. Ex. Comp. Hugh O. Armstrong 

184 V. Ex. Comp. William Rostron 

184 R. Ex. Comp. Harry W. Jamieson 

195 R. Ex. Comp. Maurice Clark 

212 V. Ex. Comp. Harry R. Fox 

217 R. Ex. Comp. James Turnbull 

223 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Frederick Righton 

226 R. Ex. Comp. T. Russell Beeman 

227 V. Ex. Comp. William Montgomery Barlow 
231 V. Ex. Comp. Edgar C. Shunk 

233 R. Ex. Comp. William Edward Gardner 

234 V. Ex. Comp. John Thomas Armstrong 
241 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Samuel Biggs 
247 R. Ex. Comp. Robert Arthur Stannard 

249 V. Ex. Comp. Arley W. G. Northcutt 

250 R. Ex. Comp. Allan Pye 



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251 V. Ex. Comp. Edward J. Harris 

259 R. Ex. Comp. George Neill 

260 R. Ex. Comp. Maurice Clarke 



VISITATIONS 

I was called upon during this past year for many special visits, 
including 50th and 100th anniversaries, Dedication of the new Chapter 
Room at Rainy River, and the most enjoyable visits to other Grand 
Chapter Convocations. During the many visits within our own Grand 
Jurisdiction, I have been most heartened by the support given by Grand 
Chapter officers, past and present. They have turned out in large 
numbers to all these events, of which perhaps the climax was the Inter- 
national Day at Sarnia, when we were joined by many visitors from 
Michigan, and Ohio, headed by their Grand High Priests, my good 
friends M. Ex. Comps. Jud Richardson and Jim Getty; the Deputy Grand 
Master, Comp. and Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. Eric Nancekivell; the Grand Master 
of Royal and Select Masters of Ontario, Robert U. Day and many others. 



APPRECIATION 

I shall ever be grateful for the constant support and loyalty of the 
Grand Second Principal, the Grand Third Principal, and the Grand 
Scribe E. They have at all times cheerfully carried out their duties, 
and have actively supported my every endeavour. It is not possible to 
properly fulfil the role of Grand First Principal without such support. 
Furthermore, I have continued to rely on the wise counsel of Past 
Grand Z.'s. Some of them are not as young and active as they once 
were, but I have been assured of their support and good wishes. It has 
been an inspiration to see so much of that young veteran, Most Ex. 
Comp. John House, throughout this year. Others have been active as 
Chairmen of activities. Most Ex. Comp. Fred Welham has given strong 
leadership as Chairman of Masonic Education; Most Ex. Comp. Charles 
Emmett as Grand Lecturer, despite onerous duties as Director General 
of Shrine Imperial Council Sessions to be held in Toronto this year; 
Most Ex. Comp. James Girven as Chairman of the Special Committee 
on Office Procedures; and Most Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay as Chairman 
of the Distinguished Awards and the Committee on the Grand Z.'s 
address; Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith on the Committee on Benevolence; 
and Most Ex. Comp. Harold Shannon on Laws and Jurisprudence. These 
men have cheerfully responded at all times as I relied on them for 
counsel and guidance. They have supported every effort, encouraged 
me with kind and appreciative comments, on our efforts, and I rely on 
them very much indeed in fulfilling the charge which you have entrusted 
to me. 

BENEVOLENCE 

During this past year, we removed from the application form the 
requirement that the Chapter must first contribute. We have encour- 
aged you to seek out needy cases among your companions and file 
applications, whether or not the Chapter was in a position to contribute. 
The continued leadership of this Committee by that stalwart veteran, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Carl Ackert, is something for which we all must be 
grateful. The Grand Council was honoured by an invitation to Gait 
Lodge when Rt. Ex. Comp Ackert was invested with his 50 Year Jewel, 
and enjoyed a most delightful evening. 



24 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

WELFARE 

The Toronto R.A.M. Welfare Committee, this year under the Chair- 
manship of Ex. Comp. Tom Carter, continues to set an example to all 
Districts by its active program. Highlights of its program this year 
includes the furnishing of a double room at Toronto East General Hos- 
pital, and the provision of C.P. feeders and other equipment at a cost 
of $1,500 for the cerebral palsy victims at Participation House. 

Their program, a public demonstration of Masonic Principles at 
work, is an inspiration. 

For an example of a single Chapter effort, all of us must salute 
the dedicated Companions of Mt. Sinai Chapter, Toronto. I am sure 
there is no single Masonic body effort anywhere to match the magnifi- 
cent program of Mt. Sinai, and we should all be grateful. 

PAST RANK 

A request was received from Signet Chapter #34, Barrie, for the 
rank of Past Z. for Ex. Comp. Dave White, who as H. of the Chapter 
suffered a severe stroke, rendering him unable to conduct the ritual as 
Z. He still attends Chapter, and acts as outer guard, or other duties pos- 
sible under the conditions of his health. I discussed this with the Grand 
Advisory, who feel we should concur in this request, and I recommend 
accordingly. 

In accordance with Section 5 of the Constitution, a recommendation 
was received for approval of rank of a Past Z. for Comp. Rev. Charles 
Donald, of White Oak Chapter #104. Dr. Donald, as Past Grand Chap- 
lain of Grand Lodge, is well known to me, as well as to several Past 
Grand Z.'s, and I have pleasure in recommending that this request be 
granted. 

I have come to know and respect Rt. Worshipful Brother and Com- 
panion Dr. Eric Nancekivell, the Deputy Grand Master, who will, God 
willing, become our Grand Master at the forthcoming Convocation of 
Grand Lodge. It is a pleasure for me, with the approval of this Grand 
Chapter, to confer on him the rank of a Past Z. 

In June of this year, it will be my honour to lead a delegation of my 
Companions on a visit to the Grand Chapter of Scotland, and a Grand 
Chapter degree team, under the leadership of Rt. Ex. Comp. Ed Mar- 
shall, will exemplify the Royal Arch degree in Larkhall Chapter, near 
Glasgow. The First Grand Principal of the Grand Chapter of Scotland 
is the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, a frequent visitor to Canada, and 
who will attend the Scottish Festival at the C.N.E. this year. Following 
consultation with members of the Grand Advisory, I recommend, in 
accordance with Section 6 of the Constitution that the Most Ex. Comp. 
the Earl of Elgin be accorded the rank of an Honourary Past Grand 
First Principal by this Grand Chapter. 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 

During this year, I announced a new Trophy for membership gains, 
based on new members as a percentage gain over the previous year. 
Three Chapters made an outstanding effort, and the winner was in 
doubt until all returns were in. The strongest contenders were: St. 
John's No. 6, Hamilton; Palestine No. 54, St. Thomas; and King Hiram 
No. 57, Port Colborne. The winner is King Hiram No. 57, in its Cen- 
tennial year. 



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RITUAL 

The Committee on the Ritual revision, which has given such yeo- 
man service under Most Ex. Comp. Charles Emmett, has continued to 
achieve concensus in meetings throughout this year, under the able 
Chairmanship of Rt. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. It is my hope 
that their final report will be approved at this Convocation, and that 
they may then proceed to the printing stage. 



OTHER COMMITTEES 

Most Ex. Comp. Harold Shannon has given yeoman service as 
Chairman of Laws and Jurisprudence, with all the onerous duties en- 
tailed by Chapter By-Law changes. He had outstanding support from 
the late Rt. Ex. Comp. D. S. Stephens, and Rt. Ex. Comp. Judge John 
A. Cox, who assumed the duties of Vice-Chairman on the passing of 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Stephens. 

The Bursary Committee sorely misses its late Chairman, V. Ex. 
Comp. Ed Shunk. I am grateful to Ex. Comp. E. Bluestein for assum- 
ing the leadership and continuing the outstanding record of this Com- 
mittee. 66 Chapters contributed this year, along with 11 other con- 
tributors. 

The Keystone continues to impress with its fine balance of news 
and inspiration, and my thanks goes to Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint, the 
editor, and all who have contributed to its success. 

I would like to pay special tribute to three veteran members of 
Grand Chapter at this time. I had the honour to present Rt. Ex. Comp. 
James Woodland, an Honourary Member of our Grand Executive, with 
his 50 Year Past Principal's Jewel. What a milestone! As we meet 
here today, Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. George Kennedy, of Palestine Chapter 
No. 54, completes 60 years since he was elected Grand Superintendent of 
London District No. 2 at Grand Chapter Convocation in 1915. Dr. Ken- 
nedy, still very active, and still doing ritual, will shortly mark his 100th 
birthday. 

I pay a personal tribute to Rt. Ex. Comp. Russel Howie, the only 
living Charter member of Ottawa Chapter No. 222. I have known him 
since school days, as a most wonderful teacher and Christian gentleman. 
I wish him good health. 

On all these men I pray the blessing of the Most High in abundant 
measure. 

MEMBERSHIP 

One year ago there was an indication that there had in fact been a 
gain in membership over the previous year. This turned out to be an 
error when the figures were audited, and was caused by a discrepancy 
between the total figures reported by Chapters as of 31 December, 1972, 
and the "opening figures" as of 1st January, 1973. The audited figures 
which compared the year-end totals as of 1972 and 1973 showed an 
actual loss of 128 members. Unfortunately, there was another similar 
loss in 1974 but this was in part caused by Chapters "cleaning their 
rolls" and removing the dead wood. The encouraging increase in exalta- 
tions in many Chapters indicates that a reversal of the long-time trend 
has in fact occurred and we are not far from the point where we shall 
at least show a membership increase. This audit has meant a great deal 
of work on the part of the Grand Scribe E. and the figures as printed 



26 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

in the Proceedings will show not only Chapter reports but the actual 
figures according to our own Grand Chapter records. The Grand Scribe 
E. will continue his correspondence with the Chapters endeavouring to 
bring the figures into agreement. 



STATISTICS 

There follows on the proceeding pages a great deal of statistical 
detail with respect to Presentation of Jewels, Dispensations issued, By- 
Laws approved, etc., which can be read in the Proceedings and I shall not 
take the time to do so now. 



DISPENSATIONS ISSUED FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 1974 

Change of date of Election 4 

Joint Installation 14 

3rd Principal to 1st Principal 8 

Principal Soj. to 1st Principal 1 

P.S. to 2nd Principal 5 

To hold Ladies' Night 19 

To change location of Chapter Convocation 1 

To hold Master Masons' Night 10 

Change of Night < 70 

To open Convocation early 15 

To hold Christmas Party 1 

To change date of Installation 5 

To cancel a Convocation 17 

Special Convocation Night 13 

Change of date Official Inspection 1 

To confer Degree for Sister Jurisdiction 1 

Installation and Ladies' Night 7 

To hold Field Day 5 

Social to honour a Companion 2 

To visit Sister Jurisdiction 4 

Annual Picnic 1 

To exemplify H.R.A. Degree in another Chapter 2 

To meet in Craft Lodge not dedicated for Chapter 1 

Elect & Install Officers on same night 6 

Dedication Convocation 1 

Confer M.M.M. Degree on a brother of another Chapter 2 



BY-LAWS 

The following Chapters requested changes in their By-laws in the 
calendar year 1974, and are under consideration for 1975: 

Chapter No. Chapter No. 

King Solomon's 8 Kitchener 117 

Corinthian 36 Ionic 168 

Guelph 40 Hugh Murray 184 

Palestine 54 Victoria 205 

Maitland 68 Durham 221 

Minnewawa 78 The St. Andrew 238 

Ark 80 



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PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

60 Year R.A.M. (Numeral) 

No. Chapter 

5 St. George's— Comp. W. H. Rath 

23 Ezra — Comp. H. G. Simmons 

27 Manitou — Comp. F. A. Nettleton 

64 Willson— Comp. W. H. Ogg 
133 St. Francis— Comp. J. H. Kidd 
213 Northern Lights— R. Ex. Comp. J. Ralph 

Fifty Years a Royal Arch Mason 

No. Chapter 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Comp. C. G. C. Drewer, Comp. H. 
Nicholson, Comp. H. Smith. 

2 The Hiram— R. Ex. Comp. J. H. Forbes, Comp. G. 0. Elmendorf. 

7 The Moira — Ex. Comp. J. A. Weese, Comp. W. Vandervoort, Comp. 
H. Broughton, Comp. G. S. Cronk. 

8 King Solomon's — Comp. P. E. Amey. 

15 Wawanosh — Comp. E. J. B. Harrison, R. Ex. Comp. J. H. Teasell, 

Comp. C. C. Manore. 
18 Oxford— Comp. A. W. Massie. 

23 Ezra — Comp. H. G. Simmons. 

24 Tecumseh— Comp. J. R. Bell. 

29 McCallum — Ex. Comp. J. McCarthy. 

34 Signet — Ex. Comp. H. J. Lougheed, Comp. F. G. Newman. 

36 Corinthian — Comp. T. H. Holyman, Comp. H. Foster. 

37 Victoria — Comp. F. B. Robinson, Comp. R. E. Sculthorpe. 
41 Harris — Comp. F. M. Pettman. 

57 King Hiram — Comp. R. Shields, Comp. A. E. Wegrich, Comp. J. G. 
Cook, Ex. Comp. H. P. Roe. 

63 Havelock— Ex. Comp H. D. Thacker, Ex. Comp. T. M. Rutherford. 

64 Willson— R. Ex. Comp. J. G. Frame. 

67 Enterprise — Comp. N. Willis, R. Ex. Comp. J. F. Edwards. 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. R. C. McCutcheon, Ex. Comp. B. J. Smith, Comp. 
G. S. Adams. 

76 Mount Nebo — Comp. V. Wilson. 

78 Minnewawa — V. Ex. Comp. J. C. Dawson. 

83 Ionic — Comp. L. M. Deagle. 

94 Midland— Comp. E. S. Coombs. 
117 Kitchener — Comp. M. Hahn. 
119 King Cyrus — Comp. C. H. Robinson, Comp. J. L. Crump, Comp. H. 

M. Wilson. 
133 St. Francis — Ex. Comp. A. L. Lang, Comp. R. L. Shields. 
147 Lucknow— R. Ex. Comp. J. W. Joynt, V. Ex. Comp. A. E. McKim. 
168 Ionic— Comp. W. J. Mitchell. 
184 Hugh Murray— Ex. Comp. C. W. Hanna. 
213 Northern Lights — Comp. A. D. Jackson. 
215 Mimico — Comp. W. Johnston. 

217 St. Alban's— Comp. J. L. Thomas. 

218 Prince Edward— Comp. D. M. Marshall. 

220 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. A. R. Jefferson, Ex. Comp. E. J. Culham. 

222 Ottawa— R. Ex. Comp. W. E. Meldrum. 

233 Oakwood — Comp. J. A. Cattanach. 

235 Aurora — V. Ex. Comp. S. Davies. 

241 University — Comp. G. 0. Vogan, Comp. C. S. Gulston. 



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For 25 Years Installed First Principal 

No. Chapter 

2 The Hiram— R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Cocks. 
5 St. George's — V. Ex. Comp. W. Worthington. 
8 King Solomon's— V. Ex. Comp. W. R. Shaw. 
16 Carleton — V. Ex. Comp. A. B. Casselman. 

27 Manitou— Ex. Comp. V. A. Ellis. 

28 Pentalpha— Ex. Comp. M. H. Smith. 

29 McCallum — Ex. Comp. C. I. Lundy, Ex. Comp. A. L. Norton. 
31 Prince Edward — V. Ex. Comp. E. R. Hodgson. 

36 Corinthian— Ex. Comp. D. D. Grant. 
40 Guelph— V. Ex. Comp. J. M. Derby. 
45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. J. A. B. Wilson, Ex. Comp. H. Bellamy, Ex. 

Comp. W. S. Brown. 
48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. J. H. Bennett. 
61 Granite— Ex. Comp. W. F. Thorn. 
63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. W. E. Thompson. 
69 Grimsby— Ex. Comp. A. Clark. 

72 Keystone — Ex. Comp. H. A. Morrow. 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. J. L. Carnegie, Ex. Comp. R. J. Spence. 
75 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. C. W. Clark. 

80 Ark— Ex. Comp. R. J. Hyland. 

82 Shuniah — Ex. Comp. G. A. Matheson. 

103 St. John's — Ex. Comp. G. L. Henderson. 

104 White Oak— V. Ex. Comp. L. S. Hope. 

113 Covenant — Ex. Comp. R. A. Young, Ex. Comp. F. J. Langden. 
117 Kitchener — V. Ex. Comp. W. E. James. 
119 King Cyrus— R. Ex. Comp. R. A. Willett. 

129 Elliott— Ex. Comp. T. W. Heath. 

130 Chantry— Ex. Comp. A. M. Ruxton. 

133 St. Francis — R. Ex. Comp. J. J. Carpenter. 

134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. F. H. Johnston. 
138 Shekinah— V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Wells. 

155 Ancaster — Ex. Comp. J. Butter, Ex. Comp. M. R. Brown. 

169 Temiskaming— R. Ex. Comp. W. S. Lavery, V. Ex. Comp. G. F. 

Findlay. 
184 Hugh Murray— Ex. Comp. C. W. Hanna, Ex. Comp. C. H. Foster. 
205 Victoria— Ex. Comp. H. M. Newton, Ex. Comp. C. R. Scott. 

212 Mount Sinai— V. Ex. Comp. S. Abrams. 

213 Northern Lights — R. Ex. Comp. E. R. MacElwee. 

214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. G. G. Campbell. 

217 St. Alban's— V. Ex. Comp. C. R. Kincaid. 

218 Prince Edward— V. Ex. Comp. J. C. McGhee. 
222 Ottawa— V. Ex. Comp. J. S. Abernathy. 

230 Port Credit— Ex. Comp. W. M. Ross. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. M. K. MacDonald. 
234 Halton— Ex. Comp. C. Sinclair. 

236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp, R. L. Deagle. 

238 The St. Andrew— V. Ex. Comp. E. W. Mitchell. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. L. L. Powell. 
241 University — Ex. Comp. S. Hartill. 
245 Preston— V. Ex. Comp. A. P. Hertel. 

247 Nilestown— V. Ex. Comp. G. Tucker, V. Ex. Comp. F. J. Putt, Ex. 
Comp. A. E. Snelgrove. 

248 Dochert— Ex. Comp. M. S. Tripp. 
252 Hiawatha — Ex. Comp. H. H. Graham. 



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50 Year Past Principal Bar 

No. Chapter 

30 Huron— R. Ex. Comp. H. Hill. 
116 Maple — Ex. Comp. R. J. McLaren. 
217 St. Alban's— M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House. 

BY-LAWS 

The following: Chapters requested changes in their By-laws in the 
calendar year 1974, and were approved: 

Chapter No. Chapter No. 

The Hiram 2 Chantry 130 

St. Andrew & St. John 4 Temiskaming 169 

St. George's 5 The Hamilton 175 

Grenville 22 Northern Lights 213 

Signet 34 Mimico 215 

Victoria 37 St. Alban's 217 

Mount Sinai 44 Ulster 219 

Excelsior 45 Ottawa 222 

Bruce 53 St. Clair 231 

Niagara 55 Halton 234 

King Hiram 57 Caledonia 236 

Havelock 63 University 241 

Willson 64 Humber 246 

Keystone 72 Nilestown 247 

Erie 73 Kirkland 251 

Ark 80 Centennial 260 

Algonquin 102 Seguin 261 

King Cyrus 119 Scarborough 263 

Elliot 129 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVE NEAR OUR GRAND JURISDICTION 

Grand Chapter, Connecticut V. Ex. Comp. Victor F. Nielson 

GRAND REPESENTATIVES NEAR THEIR GRAND JURISDICTION 

Grand Chapter, Western Australia . R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd W, K. Clarey 

Grand Chapter, Illinois Comp. Luther R. Smith 

Grand Chapter, Manitoba Ex. Comp. Ernest I. Silverberg 

Now, my Companions, we face a new year of Masonic effort, and 
we should here renew our dedication. When we were first received and 
acknowledged as M.E.M.'s we were, I know, impressed with the prayer 
offered on our behalf to the Most High. If that prayer was answered, 
we had to be profoundly different people to what we were before. If 
we are profoundly different, Society has to be profoundly different. We 
have to ask ourselves whether society is very different as a result of 
Masonic bodies in its midst. Does your Chapter — my Chapter — make 
a difference in our Towns? Would they be missed? Do people know 
us as members of a secret Society — so secret even our beliefs are not 
known; so secret that people do not know that belief in God and the 
Life Everlasting are the central theme of our being? 



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You as an individual must answer these questions for yourself. 
Doing so, you may say, "What can I do ? I'm only one person". I dare 
to ask, "How many persons do you want to be?" 0, for the power to 
implant the message in the hearts of the timid, who do not realize the 
power of the individual, the potential in each of us singly. They are so 
busy disparaging self, they have no conception of the seed of Divine 
energy implanted in each by the Creator. It is false modesty that denies 
the power of the Creator. 

As we knelt before the altar, and that prayer was offered on our 
behalf, something had to happen to us — or it was all a charade. You 
did not, I did not, willingly take part in a charade. But we need power 
if that prayer is to be fulfilled — power from the Most High. The power 
from the Most High will produce men marked by the qualities of 
character known as love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, faithful- 
ness, self-control. Think of the opposite characteristics — bitterness, 
envy, hate, fretting, worrying, short-suffering, quick temper, unsteadi- 
ness, unreliability, lack of self-control. 

If that Father is to live at home in such a way as to lead his young 
family aright, he needs power from on High. If the man in the shop 
is to lead his fellows, by example, to a better way, he needs power. If it 
is not important to do these things, what is Masonic teaching all about? 
What are our aims and objects ? 

My Companions, I call you to a re-reading of our ritual. I call 
you to a new understanding of its purpose. I call you to a new dedica- 
tion of ourselves before that altar where we all knelt — some long ago 
— seeking Power from On High. Only this will enable us to exhibit 
our real purpose in our local sphere of influence. Only this will give 
meaning and purpose to our lives. 

So, add to your faith, virtue; 
To virtue, knowledge; 
To knowledge, temperance; 
To temperance, patience; 
To patience, Godliness; 
To Godliness, brotherly kindness. 

For, if these things be in you, ye shall be neither barren nor un- 
fruitful. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Weis- 
man, that the Address of the Grand Z. be referred to the Committee 
of our Most Excellent Companions and reported on at the present con- 
vocation. 

Carried. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 
R. Ex. Comp. Harvey Smith 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent draws to a close, it 
is with great pleasure I present my report on the condition of Royal 
Arch Masonry in the St. Clair District No. 1. 

May I express my sincere appreciation to the Companions of my 
Mother Chapter, Erie No. 73 for proposing me for this exalted office, 
and also to the Principals and Past Principal of the district for unani- 
mously electing me to this high office at Grand Chapter Convocation 
and To Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson for confirming the election. 



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My first official duty as Grand Superintendent was to appoint Ex. 
Comp/Alex Dick as my secretary which duty he performed in a most 
excellent and efficient manner and was a great help and support to me 
during the year for which I sincerely thank him. 

My first fraternal visit was to attend a Ladies' Night at Wallace- 
burg sponsored by Sombra and MacNabb Chapters. I was more than 
pleased when Rt. Ex. Comp. John Finlay gave my wife, Eleanor, and 
four children a special invitation for which they attended and enjoyed 
a delightful evening. 

I have attended all the Chapters in District No. 1 at least twice, 
some three times and others four or five times; both Officially and 
Fraternally. 

I was reecived with dignity and warm hospitality on all my Official 
visits. On three occasions I made return visits of inspecton as no degree 
was conferred or exemplified on my first visit. 

On all my visits both Official and Fraternal I gave talks and 
explanations on the Symbolism of R.A.M. and Capitular Masonry in 
general, which I trust was beneficial and educational to our noble and 
ancient institution. 

On June 23rd, Erie Chapter was host for the District Divine Church 
Service which was held at Morpeth United Church and was well attended 
and I had the privilege of reading the Scripture lesson in my home 
Church. 

I had the privilege of presenting 50 year jewels and 25 year Past 
First Principal Jewels and 2 Past Principals Jewels and one Honourary 
Life Member Certificate to several of our Worthy Companions on behalf 
of Grand Chapter. 

On October 7th Sombra Chapter held a Master Masons Night which 
was well attended and I am sorry to report I could not attend as my 
official visit of inspection was at Arch Chapter the same night. 

One Chapter submitted and received approval of amendments to 
Chapter By-Laws on two different occasions. 

In January a work shop was held on The Revision of The Ritual 
and a report was submitted to Grand Chapter as to the feelings of the 
Companions in St. Clair District No. 1. 

In February the officers and members of Erie Chapter travelled to 
Leamington Lodge and conferred the Fellow-Craft Degree. 

I have made plans for a District Ladies' Night to be held April 12th 
in Blenheim Chapter, a dinner and a dance under the auspices of Past 
Principals' Association. 

I am happy to report that Capitular Masonry in St. Clair District 
No. 1 is being carried out in a manner prescribed by Grand Chapter, but 
I recommend more Inter-Chapter visits and the Scribe E. of every 
Chapter send their year-end reports in sooner so that they get to Grand 
Scribe E. for his reports. 

In conclusion, I would like to say how much I have enjoyed my 
term of office. It has been a very profitable and pleasant duty repre- 
senting the Grand First Principal in St. Clair District No. 1. To the 
Companions in the district who faithfully accompanied me on my many 
visits my sincere thanks. 

I feel I have been amply repaid for the time and effort spent, by 
the experience and the knowledge I have gained in preparing my lectures 
in Capitular Masonry, the many new friends I have made and also the 
knowledge that I have had some small part in promoting some of the 
better things in Life. 



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To my successor I extend congratulations and best wishes and I 
would ask that the same support, co-operation and friendliness be given 
to him as I have received. 

Again, a special thank you to Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson 
and I wish my successor and St. Clair District No. 1 every success. 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 
R. Ex. Comp. John F. Blackwell 

It is a pleasure for me to submit this report of the events of the 
past year in London District No. 2. In the beginning I wish to express 
my sincere thanks to the Companions of Nilestown Chapter No. 247 who 
sponsored me and to all the Companions of London District No. 2 who 
elected me to the office of Grand Superintendent. This has been a great 
privilege for me and I express my thanks to M. Ex. Comp. William S. 
Thomson for confirming the choice of this district. I have been highly 
honoured during the past year in representing M. Ex. Comp. Thomson 
at the many functions in the district. 

One of my first responsibilities was to appoint a secretary. Ex. 
Comp. Ronald A. Sellars accepted this position readily and accompanied 
me on all my official visits as well as other functions. I much appre- 
ciate the invaluable service Ex. Comp. Sellars gave to me during my 
term of office. I am also very grateful to all the present and past 
Grand Chapter Officers who accompanied and supported me on my 
official visits. 

Soon after my election I appointed Rt. Ex. Comp. Malcolm Ellenor 
as Chairman of the Bursary Committee for London District. As he 
visited many of the Chapters with me, he encouraged all the Companions 
to support this very worthwhile programme. I also had the pleasure of 
appointing Comp. Russell Gordon as District Chaplain. His assistance, 
particularly at our annual divine service, was sincerely appreciated. 

During my official visits I was graciously received by all Com- 
panions in every Chapter. On each of these visits I took the opportunity 
to outline briefly the significance of a particular part of the degree. 
This was done for the benefit of all but more particularly for the new 
candidates. 

During the course of the year I had the pleasure of participating in 
many events and presentations. I will outline as many of these as is 
possible for the information of all the Companions. 

On April 26, 1974, immediately after my election, I had the honour 
of attending St. George's Chapter No. 5 and assisting in the investiture 
of V. Ex. Comp. Malcolm McRae, newly appointed Grand Director of 
Ceremonies. On this occasion I was accompanied by M. Ex. Comp. A. 
G. N. Bradshaw, Past Grand Z. 

I attended the annual Divine Service held by Vimy Chapter No. 214 
on April 28, 1974. This service was held in Inwood United Church and 
attended by approximately fifty Companions and their wives and friends 
among whom was M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, Immediate Past Grand Z. 
Following the service a fine luncheon was provided by the ladies of 
the Chapter. A very pleasant social hour was enjoyed by all. 

On May 4, 1974, I was privileged to attend the regular meeting of 
The St. Andrew Chapter #238 when a number of Companions from 
Ionic Chapter, Detroit were in attendance. The Royal Arch Degree was 
conferred in an exemplary manner. 

On May 11, 1974, a workshop was held in Hamilton for all Grand 
Superintendents from District 1 to 8 A. This was for the purpose of 
receiving Masonic Education. A very informative discussion took place. 



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On June 1, 1974, accompanied by Ex. Comp. A. Root and V. Ex. 
Comp. M. McRae, St. George's Chapter No. 5, I presented a sixty year 
numeral to Comp. William Henry Rath at Parkwood Hospital. 

During my official visit to Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, I was hon- 
oured to present a fifty year jewel to Comp. Carl Manore. I also 
assisted in the investiture of V. Ex. Comp. H. C. Keam, newly appointed 
Grand Senior Sojourner. 

I attended the annual Ladies' Night held by Hiawatha Chapter No. 
252. This was attended by Rt. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule and Mrs. 
Sproule as well as many Companions and their wives and friends. A 
very enjoyable time of fellowship was experienced. 

I also attended the annual Bar-B-Q held by St. Paul's Chapter No. 
242, Lambeth. Approximately one hundred and fifteen Companions and 
their wives enjoyed this evening of good food and fun. 

During the summer months I was able to be present at the Grand 
Chapter Executive Meeting held in Hamilton where many good ideas 
were discussed. I also attended the Divine Service and Picnic held by 
Vimy Chapter #214, Inwood, at the A. W. Campbell Conservation Park. 
An excellent service conducted by Rev. Yost, assisted by M. Ex. Comp. 
Leo J. Gent, was experienced by approximately fifty Companions and 
their wives and families. A picnic lunch along with games and sports 
followed the service. 

In September a joint Divine Service was held by Hiawatha Chapter 
No. 252 and Wawanosh Chapter No. 15 at Patterson Memorial Church, 
Sarnia. An excellent number of Companions and their wives were in 
attendance. An enjoyable lunch and social hour followed. 

On September 23, I was privileged to have the opportunity to visit 
Mt. Sinai Chapter, Toronto, where M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett was 
honoured by many Companions, friends and business associates for the 
contribution he has made to Royal Arch Masonry over the past years. 

On September 28 a fraternal visit from Quinte Friendship Chapter 
No. 227, Belleville was enjoyed by St. George's Chapter No. 5. The 
R.A.M. degree was conferred by the visiting Companions following a 
delicious dinner served to approximately one hundred Companions. 

The annual District Divine Service was held on September 29 at 
Siloam United Church, London. Rev. M. R. Pocklington, Minister, 
assisted by Comp. Rev. Russell Gordon, District Chaplain, conducted the 
service. Special music provided by the choir, assisted by V. Ex. Comp. 
George Fennell, soloist, was enjoyed by all. Approximately one hundred 
Companions and their wives enjoyed a social hour following the service. 

During my official visit to St. Paul's Chapter #232, Lambeth, I had 
the honour of presenting a Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. Bernard 
Hann. Also while attending the regular meeting of Aylmer Chapter 
#81, I was privileged to present a Life Membership Certificate to Dr. 
Partlow. 

The Royal Arch Ball was held in early October in London. This 
fine social evening was well patronized by Companions and their wives 
from London and the surrounding Chapters. 

During my official visit to Palestine Chapter No. 54 the M.M.M. 
Degree was conferred on seventeen interested and enthusiastic candi- 
dates. Palestine Chapter is to be congratulated for the outstanding 
work that is going on, particularly for the number of new candidates 
entering the Chapter. Later in the fall I was privileged to be present 
while these candidates received their M.E M. and R.A.M. Degrees. The 
London District Degree Team exemplified the Royal Arch Degree for 
Medina Chapter No. 30, at Medina, Ohio, in October. London District 



34 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

can be very proud of the work done by this team in promoting friendship 
and goodwill with neighbouring jurisdictions. 

During October two other very enjoyable Ladies' Nights were held 
— by Wawanosh Chapter No. 15 and Vimy Chapter No. 214. Both were 
very successful and were attended by many Companions as well as 
Grand Chapter Officers and their wives. 

While on my official visit to St. George's Chapter No. 5, I was 
honoured to present a 25 year Past Principal's Jewel to V. Ex. Comp. 
William Worthington. 

On November 9 I attended the Grand Chapter Executive Meeting in 
Belleville. This meeting was well attended by Companions from all 
across this jurisdiction. Some excellent discussion and ideas came from 
this meeting. 

During the month of November I attended the reception in Hamilton 
given in honour of M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson and Mrs. Thomson. 
A sincere tribute was paid to the Grand First Principal and his Lady 
by his District. Many Companions, as well as Present and Past Grand 
Chapter Officers and friends, were present to honour M. Ex. Comp. 
Thomson. 

During November, my home Chapter, Nilestown No. 247 celebrated 
its 50th Anniversary. During the afternoon Present and Past Grand 
Chapter Officers conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree in an exemplary 
manner while visiting Ladies were entertained by the Ladies of the 
Chapter. A dinner and dance followed in the evening. A large gath- 
ering, including Rt. Ex. Comp. William Sproule and Mrs. Sproule as 
well as Rt. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman enjoyed these celebrations. During 
the meeting Rt. Ex. Comp. Weisman and I were honoured to present 25 
Year Past Principals' Jewels to V. Ex. Comp. George Tucker and V. Ex. 
Comp. Frederick Putt. 

One of the most interesting meetings of the year was our workshop 
held at Strathroy on November 23, 1974. The purpose of this workshop 
was to provide all Companions with an opportunity to discuss the pro- 
posed changes in the Ritual. A lengthy discussion by a large group of 
Companions representing all but two of the fourteen Chapters in the 
district was held and the opinions of the majority were recorded for 
reporting to Grand Chapter. 

During an unofficial visit to Nilestown Chapter No. 247 on Decem- 
ber 19, 1974, I again was honoured to have the opportunity to present 
a 25 year Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. Arthur Snelgrove. 

In January, 1975, I was able to attend all of the joint installations 
in the district except the Vimy-Bruce meeting as well as the installation 
of the officers of Peel Chapter in Brampton. 

In February I was honoured to have been invited to present a 50 
year R.A.M. Jewel to Comp. Victor Wilson of Thamesford. This pre- 
sentation took place in The St. Andrew Chapter No. 238, London at the 
request of Mount Nebo Chapter No. 76, Niagara Falls. 

On March 3, 1975, I was again honoured in presenting a 50 year 
Past Principal's bar to V. Ex. Comp. E. T. Lewis of Beaver Chapter #74. 
On March 13 a 50 year Royal Arch Mason's Jewel was presented to Ex. 
Comp. Albert L. Gledhill in Palestine Chapter #54. 

This year International Day was sponsored by Hiawatha Chapter 
No. 252, Sarnia, in conjunction with Huron Chapter No. 27, Port Huron, 
Michigan. Honoured on this important occasion was Ex. Comp. Harold 
Graham, Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Ex. Com- 
panion Graham was one of the founders of International Day in 1947. In 
attendance on this very important occasion were our Grand First Prin- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 35 

cipal, Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson and Mrs. Thomson as well 
as several distinguished Masons from many branches of Masonry both 
in this jurisdiction as well as neighbouring- jurisdictions. 

Finally, I wish to express my gratitude to my predecessor, Rt. Ex. 
Comp. H. F. Bouck for the tremendous support he gave me during my 
term of office. Also to the Grand First Principal and all the Grand 
Chapter Officers I offer my sincere congratulations for the work they 
are doing. My sincere thanks is offered to the many Companions for 
the support they gave me during my term of office. This has been a 
very rewarding experience for me. 

In closing it is my hope that the Chapters of London District No. 2 
have gained some slight reward from my efforts during the past year. 
May I extend my best wishes to my successor and in doing so pledge 
him my full support for the coming year. To all the Companions and 
Chapters of London District No. 2 I wish continued success. 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Frederick M. Smith 

It is with much pleasure that I submit my report of my findings 
and the activities of Royal Arch Masonry in Wilson District No. 3. 

First, I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the Com- 
panions of Wilson District for the honour conferred on me in electing 
me to the office of Grand Superintendent and also my appreciation to 
Most Excellent Comp. William S. Thomson for his confirmation of my 
election. 

I am indebted to Ex. Comp. Louis Barrett who has been a most 
efficient District Secretary. He has performed his duties with effi- 
ciency and dignity. I thank him sincerely for his assistance. The 
records of all Chapters were carefully examined and found in good con- 
dition by him. 

On each of my Official visits I was cordially received and welcomed 
at all times. My reception was proper, dignified and a credit to the 
Chapter concerned. 

It was my pleasant duty to present Comp. H. Gordon Simmons, 
a member of Ezra Chapter No. 23, with a "Fifty Year Royal Arch 
Mason's Jewel". Comp. Simmons, a ninety year old veteran, although 
quite feeble, was able to be present and expressed his thanks to the 
Companions and to the Grand Chapter for their remembrance. 

My Official visits were as follows, each Chapter conferring a 
Degree: 

Sept. 27th— Oxford Chapter No. 18, Woodstock. 

Oct. 10th— Ezra Chapter No. 23, Simcoe. 

Oct. 16th— Regal Chapter, No. 253, Port Dover. 

Oct. 17th— Mount Horeb Chapter No. 20, Brantford. 

Oct. 21st— Brant Chapter No. 115, Paris. 

Nov. 19th— Tillsonburg Chapter No. 255, Tillsonburg. 

Nov. 25th — Harris Chapter No. 41, Ingersoll. 

A meeting of Wilson District was held in Ingersoll in January to 
review the proposed changes in the Ritual, with a good representation 
of the Past Principals and Ex. Companions present. 

Wilson District was fortunate in that Rt. Ex. Comp. John C. Fer- 
guson had been appointed by Grand Chapter as a member of this com- 
mittee and was invited to take charge of the discussions. A full report 
of this meeting was submitted to the Chairman of the Ritual Committee. 

It was my pleasure to be present at several of our Chapter Installa- 



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tions. One outstanding event was on Jan. 29th when an installation 
team under the direction of Rt. Ex. Comp. E. M. Marshall and composed 
of Past Principals of Hamilton District No. 5 installed the Officers of 
Regal Chapter No. 253 Port Dover in a very impressive manner. 

In conclusion I would like to say that it has been a pleasure and a 
privilege to serve as Grand Superintendent of Wilson District for the 
past term and to again thank all the Companions who have made it a 
successful year. To my successor I pledge my support, and would ask 
Wilson District to afford him the same support and friendship accorded 
to me. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Robt. M. Wright 

My thanks are due to the members of my own Chapter, Preston 
No. 245 for nominating me for office as Grand Superintendent of Wel- 
lington District No. 4, also to the Principals and Past Principals of the 
district for electing me, and to you, Most Excellent Companion William 
S. Thomson, for confirming my election as your representative in the 
district. 

My thanks are also due to Ex. Comp. Don Brewer who very kindly 
consented to act as my secretary during my term of office. His assist- 
ance has been invaluable. 

During the months of May and June we made fraternal visits to 
every Chapter in the district and the warm and friendly reception 
accorded us by the officers and members was greatly appreciated. 

Our official visits were carried out during the months of Septem- 
ber, October and November. In all cases we were received with the 
dignity due the representative of the Grand Z., and we commend the 
officers and members for the sincerity and competence with which the 
degree work was carried out. 

Our District Divine Service was held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church, Kitchener, on Sunday evening, October 6. 46 Royal Arch 
Masons attended with their wives. Rev. Grant R. MacDonald, B.A., B.D. 
conducted the service. The subject of his sermon, 'Is Duty Enough' 
was peculiarly appropriate for a Masonic gathering and drew many 
favourable comments from the Companions. The Vesper Choir, under 
the direction of Dr. Garfield Bender led in the musical part of the ser- 
vice. Following the service a social hour was enjoyed in the Heather 
Room. 

It had been our intention as far as possible to attend all installation 
ceremonies. Weather conditions prevented our attending the installa- 
tions of Ionic, Prince Edward and Durham Chapters and we apologize 
for our absence. 

The Statistical Table shows a net increase in membership in the 
district during 1974 of 8. Efforts of the Principals' Association to 
promote attendance and visitation have not been as successful as we 
would have liked. Despite this, early indications in 1975 point to an 
upswing in initiatons. The Master Masons' Night held by Halton Chap- 
ter under the direction of Most Ex. Comp. Welham and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Marshall appears to be bearing fruit. We were very pleased to be 
present at this event and also at Conestoga Lodge, Drayton when Enter- 
prise Chapter conferred a Fellowcraft Degree. Limitations of space 
forbid specific reference to the promise of growth evident in other 
Chapters in the district. 

It was our very great privilege and pleasure to present 50 Year 
Jewels to Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Edwards and Comp. Norman Willis of 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 37 

Enterprise Chapter and Comp. Melvin Hahn of Kitchener Chapter, also 
a 25 Year Past Principal's Jewel to Very Ex. Comp. Jack Derby of 
Guelph Chapter. During our unavoidable absence from the city on busi- 
ness Rt. Ex. Comp. John Prentice presented Ex. Comp. Wilfred Schneller 
of Kitchener Chapter with his 25 Year Past Principal's Jewel. We 
also had the privilege and pleasure of investing Very Ex. Comp. Marvin 
Deller of Prince Edward Chapter as a Grand Steward. The continued 
interest of these long serving Masons is a tower of strength to our 
district. 

As other Grand Superintendents have discovered this year has 
been a learning experience and it is our hope that our increase in wisdom 
and knowledge will be of service in the future. 

We cannot conclude without expressing our thanks to Rt. Ex. Comp. 
John Prentice and to our other Past Grand Superintendents, and to our 
present and past Principals and Officers for their support during our 
term of office. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 

My first thought in beginning this report, is to offer my sincerest 
thanks to my Companions in Hamilton District #5 for the warm sup- 
port and encouragement I have received during my term of office, 
and to Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson who confirmed my election, 
and made the past several months so enriching for me. 

To Ex. Comp. Clarence Katz, my Secretary, thank you for the 
efficient manner in which you have fulfilled all of your duties, with- 
out any lessening of your dedication to St. John's Chapter #6, who 
consider you to be one of its Stalwart Companions. 

At all of my visits, both fraternal and official, I was gratified 
with the warm welcome and gracious treatment always offered to me. 
The many new friends that I have made, are an additional bonus. 

Since the last Grand Chapter Convocation, I have attended Grand 
Chapter Executive meetings in Hamilton and Belleville, and have 
accompanied the Grand First Principal on several of the many visits 
included in his itinerary. Fifty year anniversaries were celebrated 
by McKay Chapter No. 243, and Caledonia Chapter No. 236. White 
Oak Chapter No. 104 observed it's annual Strawberry Night, a plea- 
sant, mid-year social, always looked forward to. Presentation of 50 
year, and 25 year jewels, were highlight events on the agenda of 
several Chapters. 

In October, a Divine Service was held at Temple Anshe Sholom, 
Hamilton, followed by a social hour. The Grand First Principal, and 
his Council, led a gathering of 250 Companions and their ladies. 

In November, a Reception Dinner and Dance was held in honour 
of the Grand First Principal, under the auspices of the Principals' 
Association of Hamilton District No. 5. This proved to be a social 
success that will be long remembered by the 250 guests who attended. 

A new member campaign was active in District No. 5 in 1974, 
resulting in a gain in our numbers during this period. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred C. Conley, Grand Scribe E., is to be com- 
mended for his prompt attention to the needs of all Companions, on 
matters pertaining to his office. 

I must especially thank the immediate past Grand Supt. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Charles K. Matteson, who has been readily available to me 
with guidance and assistance from the day I took office. I plan to 
offer my successor the same support that Rt. Ex. Comp. Matteson 
has provided me. 



38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

In conclusion, I must add that working with Most Ex. Comp. 
William S. Thomson has been exciting and rewarding. There is much 
to be learned from the dynamic and astute leader that we are gifted 
with. I firmly believe that he will lead Royal Arch Masonry from 
strength to strength. 

Thank you, Most Ex. Comp. Thomson . . . 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 
R. Ex. Comp. Angus D. MacArthur 

To Most Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, Grand First Principal, I 
hereby present my report as Grand Superintendent of Huron District 
No. 6, and to him I express my sincere thanks for confirming my 
acclamation to this high and important office. 

I would especially like to express my gratitude to the Companions 
of Havelock Chapter for selecting me as their candidate for Grand 
Superintendent on this most important of all years, their Centennial 
Year. 

To the Principals and Past Principals of Huron District No. 6 
who acclaimed me to this office I am most grateful. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. George Downey as my 
secretary. He accompanied me on all my official visits and many 
of the others. 

The first official visit was to Elliot Chapter at Mitchell on June 
4, and the last was my home Chapter, Havelock, in Kincardine on 
November 20. All the Chapters either conferred a degree or exempli- 
fied one, except Malloch Chapter in Seaforth, who because of unfor- 
seen circumstances were not able to do so on the occasion of my official 
visit. However, early in the New Year they exemplified an M E.M. 
degree in a capable manner. The reception given me at each Chapter 
was warm and sincere and the "Work" was well and capably done 
with strict adherence to the Ritual. While the attendance at most 
Chapters was rather small it was more than offset by the enthusiasm 
of those who were present and the warm friendship and hospitality 
they exhibited. The true spirit of Capitular Masonry is well rooted 
in Huron District No. 6. 

I had the pleasure and the privilege of presenting a number of 
25 year and 50 year jewels to senior Companions during my year of 
office . 

The District Divine Service was held in Knox Church Tiverton, 
on Sunday, Sept. 29. Because of very inclement weather the attend- 
ance was rather small. The speaker was to have been Comp. J. C. 
Brittain but because of his sudden passing Rt. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Sors- 
dahl took charge of the Service in a very capable manner. Lunch 
was served at the close of the service by the Ladies' Aid of the Church, 
and the Companions and their Ladies enjoyed a very pleasant social 
half hour. 

The Fall meeting of the Past Principals' Assoc, was hosted by 
Bernard Chapter in Listowel and the Spring meeting by Maloch 
Chapter in Seaforth. The Fall meeting dealt largely with the pro- 
posed New Rtiual. Rt. Ex. Comp. Mennie was put in charge of 
organizing degree teams to exemplify the different degrees in various 
Chapters in the District, and, to make notes of suggestions, comments, 
etc., of Companions and return same to Grand Chapter. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Mennie performed the task in his usual capable and efficient 
manner. The Spring meeting consisted mainly of organizing a bus 
trip to Grand Chapter Convocation in Ottawa. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 39 

My home Chapter, Havelock, celebrated its centennial in 1974. 
Highlights of the year were a "Family" night May 15, and, a Cen- 
tennial Dinner and Dedication of a new Pedestal on Oct. 18, with 
Rt. Ex. Grand Third Principal Aube L. Weisman as guest speaker. 

The Family Night was the first of its kind for Havelock Chapter. 
While the Companions were in Chapter the Ladies spent a social hour 
in the Eastern Star Rooms. When Chapter was closed the Ladies 
were escorted into the Chapter Room and the Officers in regalia took 
their Chairs. Rt. Ex. Comp. Mennie then gave a very interesting 
and instructive talk on Royal Arch Masonry that all enjoyed. 

The Centennial Dinner on Oct. 18 was well attended. A sumptuous 
roast beef dinner was served by the Ladies of the Eastern Star. The 
guest speaker Rt. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Grand Third Principal, 
gave a thought provoking talk on Royal Arch Masonry that was 
highly appreciated by all. After the dinner the Chapter was opened 
for the purpose of dedicating a new Pedestal, Gavel and Pedestal 
Cloth, all donated by Rt. Ex. Comp. Geo. Smith of Tecumseh Chapter. 
The dedication was under the direction of Rt. Ex. Comp. Smith as- 
sisted by Rt. Ex. Comp. Weisman, Rt. Ex. Comp. Mennie and Z. Ex. 
Comp. J. C. Cox. 

Malloch Chapter No. 66 of Seaforth are celebrating their Cen- 
tennial in 1975. I certainly wish them a successful and rewarding 
year. 

I am most grateful to all those who have aided and assisted me 
during my term as Grand Superintendent. Especially I wish to thank 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Sorsdahl for taking over the Divine Service on short 
notice, Rt. Ex. Comp. Geo. Smith for his assistance during the year, 
and Rt. Ex. Comp. Mennie the immediate past Grand Supt. to whom 
I turned for help and advice on so many occasions. 

In closing I would like to comment briefly on Capitular Masonry 
in the District. There was a decrease in membership of about 2% 
in 1974. This is not a large decrease but it does follow a trend which 
will require a strong effort to counteract. We badly need younger 
members. However in each Chapter there is genuine interest and 
concern to form a firm foundation for future growth and expansion. 

To my successor I wish a satisfying year and assure him of my 
support in every possible way. 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

R. Ex. Comp. W. Cooper 

I wish to extend my thanks to all Past and Present Principals of 
Niagara District No. 7 for electing me to this high office of Grand 
Superintendent and to the Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson for con- 
firming my election. 

In appointing Ex. Comp. C. Alex Winn as my Secretary, I owe a 
great debt of gratitude for the faithful discharge of his duties. I 
also appointed R. Ex. Comp. Wilson S. Anderson as Chairman of 
Assistance to Chapters, R. Ex. Comp. Douglas Penwarden as Chair- 
man of Bursary Committee and Ex. Comp. John Livingstone as Chair- 
man of the Committee for presentation of the New Ritual. R. Ex. 
Comp. E. Staines was appointed by Grand Council as Chairman of 
Masonic Education of District No. 7. 

My year's activities commenced with our District's Divine Ser- 
vice on May 5, 1974. Most Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson led the parade 
from the Chapter room to St. James Anglican Church, with R. Ex. 
Comp. Wm. Sproule and myself forming the Triangle. After the 



40 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Church Service, we repaired to St. James Guild Hall, where a recep- 
tion and dinner was held, beginning the Centennial year of King 
Hiram Chapter No. 57, Port Colborne. 

Prior to the summer recess I visited eight Chapters to acquaint 
myself with the Officers. My Official Visits, beginning on Sept 16, 
1974 at McCallum Chapter, Dunnville and concluding on Dec. 5, 1974, 
at my own Chapter, King Hiram, Port Colborne, were received with 
a dignity and warmth befitting this high office. 

Some of the highlights of my year: 

King Hiram No. 57, Port Colborne celebrated their Centennial 
year by conferring the three degrees on nineteen candidates during 
the year, with nine candidates receiving their R.A.M. degrees during 
my official visit. Nineteen miniature Keystones were presented to 
each candidate as a memento of their being members of the second 
century. 

During the year I had the pleasure of presenting four Past Z. 
Jewels and three fifty-year R.A.M. Jewels to Companions in our 
District. 

On Oct. 20, I attended the Divine Services at Temple Anshe 
Shalom in Hamilton with other Companions from our District. 

On Nov. 9, I attended the Grand Council Meeting in Belleville 
and found it very enlightening. 

During the Installation period, starting Jan. 8, 1975, my party 
and I attended all but one Chapter's Installation and found the other 
Chapters to be in good hands. One Chapter in the District is in need 
of help. Pertaining to this, an informal discussion has taken place 
with members, in the hope that this Chapter can be revitalized. 

In addition our District held two meetings, sponsored by the 
Principals' Association, to exemplify the New Ritual and found the 
New Ritual favourable. 

To my successor, I offer my Congratulations and extend my 
support. 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8 
R. Ex. Comp. Reginald C. Edwards 

May I express my sincere thanks to all Companions of Toronto 
District 8, for supporting and electing me to the distinguished office 
of Grand Superintendent and to Most Excellent Companion William S. 
Thomson, Grand First Principal, for confirming my election as his 
representative. 

Excellent Companion Victor T. Usher of Orient Chapter No. 79 
was designated my Secretary and has served me, as he has Royal 
Arch Masonry, with devotion and untiring effort, and has attended 
me on all official visits and a great many Fraternal Visitations both 
in District 8 and outside jurisdictions on invitation. 

An official trestle board of planned visitations was completed 
by the first week in May, with the assistance of Members of the 
Ruling Principals' Association, at a meeting called to discuss the 
proposed activities of the various Chapters, and to outline my ex- 
pectations for the ensuing twelve months, in accordance with Grand 
Chapter requirements. 

The following Chapters were visited on schedule: 

York Chapter No. 62, Orient Chapter No. 78, Aurora Chapter 

No. 235, Scarborough Chapter No. 263, University Chapter No. 14, 

Victoria Chapter No. 205, Tyrian Chapter No. 258, St. Andrew and 

St. John No. 4, Succoth Chapter No. 135, St. Patrick Chapter No. 145, 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 41 

St. Albans Chapter No. 217 and King 1 Solomon Chapter No. 8. 
Beaver Chapter No. 225 official visit was delayed at the request of 
Most Excellent Companion F. W. D. Welham who wished to welcome 
Most Excellent Comp. W. S. Thomson and exemplify the H.R.A. de- 
gree on the occasion of The Grand First Principal being- made an 
Honourary Member of Beaver Chapter, October 9th, 1974. 

The combined Districts of 8 and 8A held Divine Service at St. 
David's Anglican Church, Sunday, Oct. 6th, the lessons being read 
by the Grand Superintendents who were supported by the Shrine 
Chapters who substituted for the Choir. 

A great many social evenings were held throughout the District 
during the Fall and Winter season, contributing much to the well- 
being of the host Chapters, especially to the wives who are being 
encouraged to attend and take part in such social events. The Annual 
Grand Superintendent's Social held at Thornhill Temple, Jan. 19, 1974, 
was an outstanding success. Additional tables were required to 
accommodate the attending Companions, their wives and guests. 

"The Token" — a District Newsletter — embracing the activities 
of Chapters e.g. Presentation of Members' Certificates, Jewel,s and 
other items of interest — is now a reality. The first edition con- 
sisting of five pages being distributed to the Chapters Oct. 1, 1974. 
The second edition should be off the press in late March, 1975. 

Our "Ritual Workshop" was held Feb. 1, 1975, when proposed 
ritual revisions were examined by the Companions present. Sug- 
gestions were forwarded to the Revision Committee for their con- 
sideration. 

During my visit to the various Chapters throughout the district 
I was received with dignity and cordiality and was most impressed 
with the work of the evening. 

My banquet hour addresses were mainly of Royal Arch Welfare, 
Bursary, Chapter etiquette and Masonic content generally, and were 
well received. In a number of instances it was found necessary to 
stress "Chapters should be opened on time". Although a slight decline 
in overall membership is noted over the last 12 month period, due 
mainly to the loss of a great many of our elderly Companions, it is 
encouraging to note exaltation and fraternal visitations are increasing, 
which can only indicate a healthy district. 

In conclusion: My tour as your Grand Superintendent is now 
drawing to a close and I thank the Companions of the District and 
the Grand Chapter Officers both past and present, for their support 
and cooperation — another reminder that, "Masonry is a way of 
Life". It teaches, enhances and creates a sense of personal wellbeing. 
To my successor I extend my congratulations and best wishes for a 
continuation of the support I enjoyed. 

TORONTO DISTRICT 8A 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart 

It has been a privilege and honour for me to have been the Grand 
Superintendent of Toronto District 8A. I sincerely thank the Com- 
panions of Mimico Chapter No. 215 for my nomination and for their 
support at the Grand Chapter and to all the Principals and Past 
Principals of the District for their confidence in electing me their 
Grand Superintendent, and to Most Excellent Companion William S. 
Thomson for confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Charles Eggett as my 
Secretary. He accompanied me on all my official visits and I thank 



42 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

him for his capable assistance and his loyal support. I also thank 
my predecssor Rt. Ex. Comp. Chrys. Lewis who assisted and sup- 
ported me loyally while accompanying- me at many Chapter functions, 
also to Rt. Ex. Comp. E. K. Hogaboom who also travelled with me on 
several occasions. 

One of my first duties was to assemble the Ruling- Principals' 
Council of Toronto District 8A on May 5th, 1974, wherein I acquaint- 
ed the Principals with the Proceedings which had taken place at 
Grand Chapter during the Grand Convocation, stressing- the im- 
portance of the various Committees and the objectives set for 1974/75. 
V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich, District Chairman of Masonic Edu- 
cation & Instruction, explained the organization of the Committee 
for Masonic Education & Instruction and outlined the involvement 
expected of the Chapters in a new programme of Masonic Education. 

I had the pleasure of instituting and editing a semi-annual Dis- 
trict newsletter called "In the Quarries", which was circulated to all 
Principals and Scribe E.'s of the Chapters in the District. It met 
with instant approval and I hope it will be continued by my successor. 

During my Official Visits to the Chapters I was received in a 
most fraternal and courteous manner as also were the Grand Chapter 
Officers who accompanied me. The Degree Work was done in the 
prescribed manner and my Secretary found the Books and Records 
were in excellent condition. The Scribe E.'s are highly commended 
for their fine efforts on behalf of their respective Chapters. All 
Chapters admitted new members in 1974. 

In addition to the Official Visits I was privileged to be present 
at nearly all of the Installation Ceremonies which took place in the 
District during January, 1975. Furthermore, it was a distinct plea- 
sure to be present at 5 Chapters when M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thom- 
son attended the Ceremonies. In general, the Installation and Inves- 
titure Ceremonies were well attended. I also attended a few Installa- 
tions in District 8, which were very enjoyable. 

The Principal's Association of Toronto District 8 and 8A held a 
very successful Annual Banquet Meeting on January 30th, 1975. M. 
Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson was the honoured Speaker on that occa- 
sion. The presence of a fine turnout indicates a renewed interest in 
the Association's activities and also represents the results of fine 
work by the Executive headed by Rt. Ex. Comp. S. Tenenbaum, the 
president. 

I had the honour of presenting a 25 Year Past Principal's Jewel 
to V. Ex. Comp. Charles Wells of Shekinah Chapter No. 138, and 50 
Year Royal Arch Mason's Jewels to Ex. Comp. A. R. Jefferson and 
the late Ex. Comp. E. J. Culham, both Past Principals of Lebanon 
Chapter, No. 220. 

Humber Chapter No. 246, celebrated their 50th Anniversary on 
Oct. 18, 1974. On this occasion they marked the Anniversary with 
the Dedication of a new set of Chapter Banners. The Dedication 
was conducted by Comp. Reverend C. Beckel, District Chaplain and 
Officer of Humber Chapter. The Committee in charge of planning 
the Anniversary is to be congratulated for producing a very interest- 
ing written history booklet on Humber Chapter and also for an out- 
standing evening. I also had the pleasure of attending the 100th 
Anniversary of York Chapter No. 62, District 8, and the 100th Anni- 
versary of Granite Chapter, No. 61, District 13. It was also a plea- 
sure for me to attend the District Divine Service held in Hamilton 
District No. 5 at the Temple Anshe Sholom on Oct. 20, 1974. 

Peel Chapter No. 195 held an outstanding Field Day on Oct. 19, 



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1974, when the M.M.M. Degree was conferred by Officers of Peel 
Chapter, the M.E.M. Degree by Second Principals of the District, 
and the H.R.A. Degree by Grand Chapter Officers. Bro. William 
Davis, Premier of Ontario, was one of the three candidates who were 
Advanced, Received and Exalted on this special occasion. It was a 
very enjoyable day. 

During- the year Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 212 moved the place 
of their meeting from the York Temple, Leaside, to the Masonic 
Hall, Richmond Hill. 

There have been numerous Ladies' Nights sponsored by Chapters 
in the District, but one Chapter deserves special mention. Toronto- 
Antiquity Chapter No. 91 held their first Ladies' Night in 22 years 
and it was such an overwhelming success that they held a second 
one. There have also been two District Ladies' Nights, sponsored by 
the Ruling Principals' Council, one in honour of the Immediate Past 
Grand Superintendent Chrys J. Lewis and the other in honour of the 
incumbent Grand Superintendet. 

Four Chapters in the District have requested changes in By-Laws. 

A Chapter of Masonic Education was held on Oct. 23, 1974 at 
Ulster Chapter No. 219. The symbolism of the M.E.M. Degree was 
explained by a panel of four Past Principals. The script was pre- 
pared by V. Ex. Comp. Cliff Rich, District Chairman of Masonic 
Education & Instruction, who unfortunately was ill and could not be 
present. A Chapter of Instruction was held on Mar. 24, 1975, at Cen- 
tennial Chapter No. 260. A very interesting and informative seminar 
on Chapter Protocol and Etiquette was presented by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Marshall, Vice-Chairman of Masonic Education & Instruc- 
tion Committee, Grand Chapter. 

In closing, I would like to thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley, the 
Grand Scribe E. for his ever ready advice and assistance, and to all 
the Past Principals who served the District on the various Com- 
mittees. I wish my successor the best wishes for the coming year 
and I pledge him my full support. 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 
R. Ex. Comp. Dalton E. Moffatt 

It is with a great deal of pleasure I submit my report to M. Ex. 
Comp. William S. Thomson. First my thanks to the Past Principals 
and Principals of Chantry Chapter No. 130 for the support of my 
nomination by Rt. Ex. Comp. Morrow. 

To the Past and Present Principals of District No. 9 my deep 
appreciation for their confidence in electing me to this high office. 

To most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson for his confirmation and 
for whom it was an honour and pleasure to represent, it has been 
an experience I shall always cherish. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. James R. Kennedy as 
my secretary. I will be forever grateful for the manner in which he 
carried out his duties and the help he gave to me on my official visits 
and the work involved with the district. 

On May 15, 1974 a district meeting was held in the Chapter 
rooms of Manitou No. 27, Collingwood for the purpose of setting the 
Trestle Board of the Grand Superintendent plus all other business 
pertaining to the year in the District. This meeting was well repre- 
sented by the Chapters of the District. 

On all my official visits I was very formally received and wel- 
comed. At all my official visits a degree was conferred or exempli- 



44 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

fied excepting Seguin No. 261, Parry Sound but where I returned at a 
later date to see a degree conferred. My thanks to Ex. Comp. Charles 
Griffiths for the beautiful way of heralding my reception into Seguin 
Chapter. 

On December 7, 1974, a district meeting was held at Couchi- 
ching No. 198 Orillia for the purpose of reviewing the new ritual. 
We were very pleased to have in attendance from the Grand Chapter 
Committee for presentation of 'The Work" Rt. Ex. Comp. Maarten 
A. van Wamelen, Chairman and V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson. 
"The Work" was thoroughly reviewed and all questions answered in 
a very fine manner. My thanks to these two Companions from 
Grand Chapter. 

One of the highlights of my year as Grand Superintendent was 
the presentation of 50 Year Royal Arch Jewels and 25 Year Past 
Principal Jewels to Companions of the District. This duty always 
gave me a feeling of humility and gratitude to these men for their 
years of service to Capitular Masonry. 

Mrs. Moffatt and myself had the pleasure of attending two 
Ladies' Nights in the District, Owen Sound Georgian No. 56 and 
Orillia Couchiching No. 198. Both of these evenings were thoroughly 
enjoyed. I would recommend that the other Chapters of the District 
follow the lead of these two Chapters in having a Ladies' Social 
Evening. 

The future of Royal Arch Masonry in Georgian District No. 9 
is very bright as there has been a general increase in the District 
this year and the outlook of all the Chapters is very bright. 

To all the Companions of Georgian District No. 9 I give my 
thanks for all of the learning, pleasure and companionship I have 
received. To my successor I pledge my full support and may he 
receive as much from his year as I have from mine. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 
R. Ex. Comp. C. A. Bedford 

As Superintendent of Ontario District No. 10, I would like to 
submit the following report. 

On June 16, 1974 the annual District Picnic was held with Victoria 
Chapter acting as host. There were 26 Companions and their families 
present. Each year it is becoming more popular. 

Sunday, Oct. 28, 1974 we held our District Church Service at St. 
George's Anglican Church in Peterborough, and our District Chap- 
lain Ex. Comp. Canon Heskith preached the sermon. Several Masonic 
brethren were in attendance along with 62 Royal Arch Companions. 

I took part in a Master Mason's degree team at Peterborough 
Lodge No. 155 at which my own son, David, was raised. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Sproule was in attendance with other Grand Chapter Officers 
and Rt. Ex. Companion Maarten van Wamelen, who was the speaker 
at the luncheon. 

Presentation of the change of ritual presented a problem in this 
district but with co-operation from, the members we presented in 
three sessions at three different locations, namely Bowmanville, Camp- 
bellford, and Peterborough the change as proposed. A total of 68 
Companions took advantage of the opportunity to hear and discuss the 
change. There were a considerable number who expressed objection to 
changing the ritual at all. 

I attended Ladies' Nights at Pentalpha, Keystone, and Victoria 
Chapters and the Christmas observance at Corinthian Chapter as the 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 45 

representative of the Grand First Principal. I assisted at installations 
at Kev tone. Midland, Corinthian, and St John's Chapters, assisted at a 
Rovaf Arch Decree at St. John's Chapter, was present at a Master 
Mason's night a^ Palestine Chapter at which nine Master Masons were 
prelent" our Grand Scribe addressed the uninformed brethren, and the 
Grand Third Principal presented a film on Capitular Masonry The 
progres was very well received by both the Companions and the Master 
Masons present 'and there was at least one application signed that 
evening. 

All in all Capitular Masonry is in good shape in District No. 10. I 
am happv to report that Midland Chapter in Lindsay is doing very well 
outside help is not needed anymore. Keystone is going very strong and 
will keep on as long as it keeps its strong social approach Generally 
the larger centres are going strong, but the smaller Chapters are still 
having trouble getting candidates. In my opinion I would like to see 
the lafger Chapters invite a smaller Chapter once a year to put a degree 
on in the larger centre. There would be an improvement m the ritual 
in the District, by giving the smaller Chapters an opportunity to do 
the work in the presence of an audience. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

R. Ex. Comp. Alan A. Foote 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal and the Grand 

Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 

to submit my report on the condition of capitular masonry in Prince 

Edward District No. 11. t . 

May I first express my thanks to the Principals and Past Principals 
of Keystone Chapter No. 72 for proposing me for the off ice of Grand 
Superintendent of Prince Edward District to the Principals of the Dis- 
trict for my election to this high office and to the most Excellent Comp. 
William S. Thomson for confirming my election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. David A. Fargey 
as my secretary, which duty he carried out in an efficient # manner. He 
accompanied me on all official visits as well as casual visits. 

I appointed Rt. Ex. Comp. Frank Hadgen as chairman of the Bur- 
sary Committee and Comp. The Reverend Maurice McLeod as District 
Chaplain, Rt. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman as public relations representa- 
tive. 

My official visits were carried out on schedule with one Chapter 
requiring a return visit to confer a degree. 

I was promptly received at all times with dignity and respect as the 
representative of the Grand First Principal. After I was received in 
the east the travelling triangle was placed on the volume of the Sacred 
Law by Ex. Comp. David Fargey on each official visit. Ihe books, 
records and paraphernalia of each Chapter were inspected by Ex. Comp. 
Fargey and reported well kept and in good condition. Degrees were 
conferred at all official visits in a sincere and efficient manner giving 
the candidates an enthusiastic outlook to the following degree. 

Inter-Chapter visits started in February and have been well attend- 
ed with a degree being conferred by the visiting Chapter. The Chapters 
of the District are organizing teams to confer degrees in the crait 
lodges to create interest in Chapter membership. 

Attendance at regular meetings throughout the district is poor and 
requires the assistance of every officer and Companion to create more 
interest. 

During the year, I had the pleasure of presenting 25 Year Past 



46 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Principal's Jewels to V. Ex. Comp. Pat Hodgson of Prince Edward Chap- 
ter No. 32 Picton, Ex. Comp. Burton Morton of Keystone No. 72 Stirling 
and will present R. Ex. Comp. Lome Vaughn of Moira Chapter No. 7 
Belleville with one when he is available. May the Lord Bless these 
Companions with health and happiness in the years ahead. 

It was my pleasure to visit outside District No. 11 the following: 
Granite Chapter No. 61 Almonte, 100th Anniversary; York Chapter No. 
62 Toronto, 100th Anniversary; St. George's No. 5 London, Fraternal 
visit from Quinte Friendship No. 227 Belleville; Ionic Chapter No. 168 
Campbellford and on Nov. 15, 1974, to attend with my wife a reception 
for Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson in Hamilton. This was an 
evening I will long remember and cherish. 

Special meetings during the year were Principal Officers of each 
Chapter in District No. 11 meeting held at Masonic Temple, Stirling, 
June, 1974; District Divine Service in St. Paul's United Church, Stirling, 
Oct. 6, 1974, 11:00 a.m.; Grand Executive meeting, Nov. 9, 1974, Ma- 
sonic Temple, Belleville; Ritual Review Day, Dec. 7, 1974, Masonic 
Temple, Belleville; Ritual Review Night, Jan. 14, 1975, Masonic Temple, 
Stirling. 

May I take this opportunity to thank all Companions and Officers 
of the District for your kindness and co-operation at all times. 

I thank my predecessor Rt. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman for his help 
when called on for assistance. 

To my successor I extend best wishes and pledge my support and 
co-operation. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 
R. Ex. Comp. Theodore A. Parkin 

Submitting my report for the year ending April, 1975, I believe one 
could call it a frustrating one in keeping with the reports I have had to 
send in after each meeting. 

I must first thank the Principals and Past Principals of St. Law- 
rence District for electing me, then elevating me to this very high and 
important office, also the Most Excellent Grand First Principal for con- 
firming the appointment. 

Being invested as Grand Superintendent my first function was to 
appoint a secretary to work along with me and I had the very good 
fortune to appoint one who I believe far surpassed the requirements of 
a secretary in the person of G. B. Carley who has done a most mag- 
nificent job. 

I was very pleased and rewarded in the fact that we had the Grand 
Council and other Grand Chapter dignitaries in attendance at dinner 
and later in Chapter when the Officers of my own Chapter conferred 
the Holy Royal Arch Degree in a very creditable manner celebrating 
our 100th anniversary. We regretted very much the return to Toronto 
of the Grand Council the same night but with commitments in other 
places they had to bow out. The other Grand Chapter Companions were 
able to stay over and attend Divine Service on Sunday morning. To me 
it was rather disappointing there were not too many that took in the 
service. 

It was my pleasure to take part along with our late Rt. Ex. Com- 
panion William Gummer in presenting two 50 year jewels to two Com- 
panions of Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui Chapter, Kingston. Bill 
Gummer was a good friend, a great person and a greater Mason who 
will be forever missed in our great society. I also had the distinct 
honour of presenting certificates to a number of Companions of Covenant 
Chapter, Cornwall. It also fell to me to arrange and present a 50 year 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 47 

jewel to a Companion from Peterborough, who now resides in Brockville, 
on behalf of the Officers and Companions of Corinthian Chapter which 
I was most happy and ready to do. 

My Secretary and I have travelled many miles together and would 
not like to guess the number so that we could make ourselves available 
at all times for whatever we might be called on to do or give advice for. 
It is not my intention to paint a rosy picture of Masonry in St. Lawrence 
District, it is not within my scope. I have tried to be honest in my 
reports and find it hard to be otherwise in writing up this report. There 
are a good number of dedicated Masons in St. Lawrence District who 
are trying desperately to hold three of the Chapters together as separate 
units. I cannot see how I can help until they ask for assistance, except 
to be ready to act when the call comes, otherwise the condition of 
Masonry in St. Lawrence District as far as my secretary and I are 
concerned is poor. 

We have enjoyed the travelling together and meeting the Com- 
panions of this and other Districts also have learned a lot as we went 
along. Closing out my remarks I must say many, many thanks to all 
the Companions of St. Lawrence District, more especially to those who 
took the time to come out and greet me on the occasion of any of the 
visits that I made in the District. 

I must say to the one who takes over in April, he has support from 
me in the endeavours of the Grand Superintendent, District 12 and 
sincere congratulations and best wishes in the coming year. 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 
R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent 

To The Most Excellent First Grand Principal Wm. S. Thomson, I 
herewith submit my report covering a most stimulating and enlightening 
year as your Immediate Representative which still has 25% of its 
allotted term to go. In it, I have endeavoured to carry out the sug- 
gestions of the Grand Superintendents briefing committee, re helping 
positively the Chapters, letting them suggest visiting dates, etc. 

At the outset, a sincere and gracious "THANK YOU" for ratifying 
my nomination, election and investiture, by my Chapter, the Constituent 
Chapters of Algoma District No. 14 and Grand Chapter. I have thanked 
the Officers and Companions on my Official Visits, but a good thing 
is worth repeating. Thank you, Companions of Algoma District. 

In all the Chapters I visited, all received me and my Secretary, Ex. 
Comp. Douglas B. W. Mackie, and when present my Chaplain, with 
dignity, courtesy and honours due to the station. Doug Mackie was a 
real pal and aide, a very knowledgeable, experienced liaison and mentor. 

The hospitality, records, working and entertainment were really 
reflections, not mirages, and representative of our wonderful organiza- 
tion. 

At the Lakehead - Thunder Bay - Port Arthur - Fort William, both 
Chapters have their own personality and adhere to the Constitutions, 
yet each are individualistic. 

At Shuniah, many wonderful Companions attend conscientiously, 
also I learned Shuniah is Ojibway for silver. ( Vide Argent in Heraldry). 
Here was a temple that had such an atmosphere — awesome and uplifting. 
The memorabilia of Bro. R. Burns was noted. 

At Fort William I entered the new temple, well planned, erected and 
dedicated. What a fine focal point for activity and recreation — spoken 
re-creation, not just for "Work", but the other ingredients necessary 
to a healthy, happy life — entertainment, enjoyment and here we had 



48 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

both or all of these. I always enjoy my visits in other capacities. 

Atikokan-Quetico — what work the Companions (and Brethren) had 
done, not only speculatively but operatively. They themselves have 
rebuilt a fine temple — they have real carpenters and engineers (and 
miners). I enjoyed a fine trip to the world famous Iron Mines. 

At Alberton Chapter, Fort Frances, again its own personality, its 
dignity and colour and inspiration — its own dedicated people. 

At Atwood Chapter, Rainy River, both at the Dedication by your- 
self and the Grand Chapter Team, and my own Official Visit. The work 
speculative and the great operative work by Ex. Comp. A. W. Martin- 
son in making the furniture, etc., etc. (The etc.'s are deliberate.) I 
was fortified by your own challenging speech at the banquet (good to 
see the ladies there) after enjoying the anecdotes of R. Ex. Comp. W. 
H. Sproule. There is the closest cooperation and assistance between 
Alberton and Atwood Chapters — the distance of 60 miles and the 
below zero temperatures and icy roads and snowdrifts don't faze — the 
geography and climate only bring out the real Companions. 

At Dryden, which I visited twice, once for a field day and then for 
another ceremony, another real, alive setting and treat. What a tower 
of strength is Very Ex. Comp. R. G. Amos, well supported by Com- 
panions Paul Kendal (P.D.D.G.M.), Paddy Houston (now D.D.G.W.) 
and others who came in from Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Vermilion Bay, 
Ignace and the Patricia Area, mill-ops, miners, foresters, farmers, rail- 
waymen. It was good also to meet here M. Wor. Geo. Turner (our 
G.M.) in between these Chapter visits. 

At Kenora, I have attended Golden Chapter regularly and in Decem- 
ber, 1974, my suite and I were regally dined prior to the Official Visit 
and look-see-hear of Degree Work, and the post work entertainment and 
adjournment in real Bro. R. Burns style. 

In all cases, there were similarities, and in all cases there were 
differences. This is Masonry I deem. All the Officers were personally 
dedicated and involved in Convocation, Rehearsal and Community work. 
I have learned much; the area is changing. The CP and CN are moving 
personnel; the mills, mines and ministries are regrouping and re- 
organizing, but under all, above all is the GREAT Masonic Network 
or linkage set up by our PATIENT, PIONEERING PREDECESSORS 
still going on modifying, but ever progressing and finding work. 

I must mention by name the passing to the Grand Chapter Above 
of R. Ex. Comp. Herbert S. Cade and Comp. George Stephens. R. Ex. 
Comp. Cade pioneered this area, he was resopnsible for my going 
through chairs. Comp. Stephens another pioneer, he was exalted at 
Fort William, he was just about to receive his 50 year Jewel (Bert Cade 
had his) when TGAOTU said enough — George Stephens was a 
regular hospital visitor, his Masonry was both in and outside. I wish 
to add this verse to them and all those like them who prepared our 
way — (We are left to carry on). 
"He found the light, 

While here below, 

He lit the torch 

The way to show 

To The Grand Lodge Above 

Where his face is now, 

He prepares for us 

In time — a place." 
Most Ex. Sir and Companion, I was tempted to be orthodox in this 
report, but I wanted you to know here in Algoma District, Capitular 
Masonry is still at its best. Here Masons are people with precepts, 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 49 

principles, practices, pleasures and personalities with plusses and minuses, 
orchids and onions, beet's and bouquets. Quantity does not over-concern 
them, non-attendance — aliased by community service and daily work 
does not unduly faze them. Our hope is these live people will not be 
superceded, usurped by paper, forms or computers, but that quality, 
genuine inner and outer Masonry will continue to grow and thrive. 

To my successor, every good wish. To my predecessors and spon- 
sor, a grateful thank you. 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 
R. Ex. Comp. P. E. Fairhall 

It has been a great privilege and honour to have served as Grand 
Superintendent of New Ontario District No. 15. I sincerely thank the 
Companions of Tuscan Chapter No. 95 for my nomination and their 
support at Grand Chapter and all the past and present Principals of the 
district for electing me to this high office. My thanks also to Most Ex. 
Companion William S. Thomson for confirming my election. 

My first duty as Grand Superintendent was to appoint Ex. Comp. 
Ronald E. Hamalainen as my secretary. To him I extend my thanks 
for his assistance and co-operation during the year. 

It was also my pleasure to appoint Ex. Comp. William Muncaster 
as District Bursary chairman, Rt. Ex. Comp. E. C. Price as District 
Public relations chairman and the Venerable S. M. Craymer as District 
Chaplain. Due to circumstances beyond his control Chaplain Craymer 
was unable to continue in this position and Conon J. G. Doolan kindly 
consented to take over these duties, to all these Companions my sincere 
appreciation. 

A Chapter of instruction was held in Sudbury on Nov. 2, which 
was very well attended, considering the distance some of the Companions 
have to travel. Also at this afternoon meeting the changes proposed to 
the Ritual were tried out and copies sent back to each Chapter in the 
District for further discussion by all Companions. 

In June Espanola Chapter held a very successful Master Masons 
night in the Lodge room at Little Current and in Oct. my wife and 
myself had the pleasure of being present at a ladies' night arranged by 
Algonquin Chapter No. 102, which was very well attended. It was also 
my pleasure to accompany my own Chapter on a visit to King Solomon's 
Chapter No. 8. Their hospitality on this occasion, displayed the real 
spirit of R.A.M. 

On all my visits to the Chapters, I was received with warm cor- 
diality and dignity, and a degree was conferred. Unfortunately my 
official visit to Espanola Chapter No. 257 on Oct. 15 had to be can- 
celled and changed to Feb. 18. This Chapter has been experiencing some 
difficulties and it was my pleasure to have Rt. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman 
accompany me to their regular Convocation in January. His presence 
and assistance was greatly appreciated by both Espanola Chapter and 
myself, to Grand Chapter and the Grand J. my sincere thanks for their 
prompt and ready assistance at this time. 

Due to ill health I was unable to be present for my Official visit 
to Espanola Chapter No. 257 on Feb. 18, and my deep appreciation to 
Rt. Ex. Comp. L. J. Atkinson for taking over my duties on this occasion. 

Of the four Chapters in the District, three have very good prospects 
and the fourth has been having some difficulties, but with the assistance 
of Tuscan Chapter No. 95, it is hoped to see some improvement in the 
year ahead. 

To my successor, I extend my congratulations and best wishes for 
the coming year and offer my full co-operation. 



50 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 
R. Ex. Comp. W. F. G. Layte 

I would like at this time to express my sincere thanks to the Com- 
panions of this District in electing me as Grand Superintendent of the 
District and also my appreciation to M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson 
for his confirmation of the election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. F. Brown as my secretary 
who carried out the duties of this office in an efficient manner. 

On 15th Sept., it was my pleasure and opportunity to attend the 
"workshop" meeting held in Markham, Ontario, where many items per- 
taining to Royal Arch Masonry and to the duties of District Superin- 
tendents were discussed. 

A District meeting was held in Iroquois Falls on 20th Sept., with 
R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley, Grand Scribe E., as representative from 
Grand Chapter. It was an enjoyable informative evening with "Fred" 
Conley imparting a great deal of his knowledge to those present. 

During my term of office, visits were made to all Chapters in the 
District, viz. Temiskaming Chapter No. 169 at Haileybury; Kirkland 
Chapter No. 251, Kirkland Lake; Northern Lights Chapter No. 213, 
Timmins; and my own Chapter Abitibi No. 223, also in Timmins. Sev- 
eral Chapters were visited on more than one occasion. 

During my official visits I was received in a most courteous man- 
ner as well as those who accompanied me. One of the three Degrees 
was conferred at each of my visits to the Chapters. The work was 
presented in an efficient and prescribed manner at all times. 

Early in April, I travelled to Kirkland Lake where members of the 
two Chapters in that area, Kirkland Lake and Temiskaming, met to 
review the changes to be made in the Ritual. This was also presented 
to the two Chapters in the Northern part of the District, viz. Northern 
Lights and Abitibi Chapter. 

During my term of office, it was my pleasure to present a 50 Year 
Jewel to R. Ex. Comp. Charles Ramsey and on another occasion, a 60 
Year Jewel to R. Ex. Comp. James Ralph, both of Northern Lights 
Chapter. 

A 25 Year Past Principal's Jewel was presented to both R. Ex. 
Comp. W. S. Lavery and V. Ex. Comp. G. F. Findley. Unfortunately I 
was unable to make these presentations myself. 

May I express my sincere thanks to all Companions in the District 
for the opportunity of serving as District Grand Superintendent. It was 
a rewarding experience and a labour of love. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 



51 



ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE — CHAPTERS 



To the M. Ex. The Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 
hapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

\o. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

Ancient Frontenac & Cataraque $ 354.00 $ 4.00 

The Hiram 330.15 10.00 

St. John's, London 138.00 70.30 

St. Andrew & St. John 174.35 3.00 

St. George's 505.00 8.95 

St. John's, Hamilton 405.70 42.20 

The Moira 355.00 3.30 

8 King Solomon's 461.00 $ 25.50 

5 Wawanosh 366.00 15.50 

6 Carleton 990.40 175.00 

8 Oxford 321.00 12.00 

9 Mount Moriah 388.00 23.00 

Mount Horeb 173.00 86.20 

2 Grenville 61.00 7.60 

3 Ezra 222.00 1.50 

4 Tecumseh 345.00 2.00 

6 St. Mark's 205.00 2.00 

7 Manitou 202.00 5.00 

8 Pentalpha 423.00 23.15 

9 McCallum 192.00 1.00 

Huron 243.00 12.00 

1 Prince Edward 280.00 20.00 

2 Waterloo 345.00 33.70 

4 Signet 284.15 15.00 

5 Keystone, Whitby 249.00 2.00 

6 Corinthian 757.60 15.00 

7 Victoria, Port Hope 267.90 29.00 

Guelph 411.00 24.50 

1 Harris 301.15 3.00 

4 Mount Sinai, Napanee 254.50 132.00 

5 Excelsior 116.50 1.75 

6 St. James 118.00 2.00 

7 Wellington 99.00 6.00 

8 St. John's, Cobourg 125.00 71.00 

3 Bruce 180.00 

4 Palestine, St. Thomas 2,800.45 57.50 

5 Niagara 178.80 3.00 

6 Georgian 153.90 1.00 

7 King Hiram 342.00 20.50 

9 Sussex-St. Lawrence 599.00 25.00 

1 Granite 176.00 2.00 

2 York 200.30 96.30 

33 Havelock 137.00 2.00 

34 Wilson 169.00 17.55 

36 The Malloch 157.60 4.00 

37 Enterprise 168.00 1.00 

38 Maitland 196.55 15.10 

59 Grimsby 169.00 3.50 

71 Prince of Wales, Essex 202.00 5.00 

72 Keystone, Stirling 155.40 14.20 

73 Erie 213.50 8.85 

74 Beaver, Strathroy 204.90 108.90 

75 St. Clair, Milton 181.50 



52 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

76 Mount Nebo 141.00 8.00 

77 Occident 120.00 1.00 

78 Minnewawa 379.00 112.40 

79 Orient 293.00 133.00 

80 Ark 1,060.55 36.80 

81 Aylmer 158.00 

82 Shuniah 553.00 10.00 

83 Ionic, Orangeville 190.30 18.30 

84 Lebanon, Wingham 96.00 

88 MacNabb 253.00 4.20 

90 Golden 325.00 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 223.60 124.60 

94 Midland 177.00 6.50 

95 Tuscan 744.00 14.00 

102 Algonquin 466.15 

103 St. John's, North Bay 305.00 

104 White Oak 225.00 4.00 

110 Warkworth 52.00 49.00 

112 St. John's, Morrisburg 69.00 

113 Covenant 367.25 1.00 

114 Bonnechere 175.15 17.20 

115 Brant 121.00 6.05 

116 Maple 176.00 

117 Kitchener 327.90 14.75 

119 King Cyrus, Leamington 168.00 4.00 

129 Elliot 106.00 20.00 

130 Chantry 114.70 

131 Amabel 280.60 1.00 

132 Leeds 144.00 

133 St. Francis 369.45 

134 King Darius 114.50 24.50 

135 Succoth 128.00 24.00 

138 Shekinah 643.50 37.00 

140 Fort William 333.00 53.00 

143 Glengarry 140.00 

144 Presqu'ile 102.50 1.50 

145 The St. Patrick 189.00 

146 Bernard 205.00 12.00 

147 Lucknow 64.00 

148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 121.00 5.00 

149 Atwood 107.75 

150 London 192.00 74.00 

151 Laurentian 269.00 4.00 

152 Alberton 368.50 

153 Sombra 149.00 

155 Ancaster 206.00 9.50 

161 Madoc 157.00 4.00 

167 Kichikewana 339.00 30.00 

168 Ionic, Campbellford 205.50 9.00 

169 Temiskaming 99.00 

175 The Hamilton 190.00 

184 Hugh Murray 182.00 73.00 

195 Peel 404.75 30.50 

198 Couchiching 247.10 119.00 

205 Victoria, Thornhill 277.50 25.50 

210 Kitchener, Russell 138.00 2.00 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 766.00 

213 Northern Lights 302.00 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 53 

Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

Vimy 254.00 .50 

Mimico 376.50 18.80 

St. Alban's 201.00 14.00 

Pr. Edward, Shelburne 95.00 1.50 

Ulster 145.15 1.00 

Lebanon, Etobicoke 282.00 23.00 

Durham 158.00 21.00 

Ottawa 542.55 31.80 

Abitibi 143.00 2.00 

Keystone, Hamilton 203.10 91.00 

Beaver 232.50 1.00 

Prince of Wales, Perth 291.65 4.00 

Quinte Friendship 675.60 14.40 

Port Credit 186.50 6.50 

St. Clair, Toronto 328.50 53.50 

King Cyrus, Toronto 280.00 16.00 

Oakwood 132.60 65.60 

Halton 287.95 13.00 

Aurora 238.45 30.20 

Caledonia 140.60 31.00 

The St. Andrew 262.00 12.00 

Blenheim 188.00 3.00 

Smithville 52.60 31.80 

University 133.50 8.50 

St. Paul's, Lambeth 164.00 .70 

McKay 250.15 105.00 

Preston 65.25 1.00 

Humber 254.25 11.00 

Nilestown 519.80 7.80 

Dochert 123.00 1.00 

Palestine, Bowmanville 181.50 88.00 

Thomas Peters 884.00 1.00 

Kirkland 218.00 5.00 

Hiawatha 663.30 20.55 

Regal 79.50 2.50 

Golden Star 498.45 15.00 

Tillsonburg 137.00 3.00 

Espanola 241.00 

Tyrian 144.00 63.00 

Quetico 110.00 4.00 

Centennial 139.80 60.30 

Seguin 108.00 8.00 

King David 155.00 

Scarborough 274.30 1.00 

300-1 Grand Chapter of Alberta 300.00 



$43,210.60 $2,919.55 $519.82 



GRAND SCRIBE E.'s REPORT 

Work in many areas of the Jurisdiction seems to have taken a turn 
toward positive activity in relation to the work of the Chapters. There 
are indications of a renewed interest and desire to endeavour to move 
forward. With this will to do, we will produce better work and hence be 
more helpful to our present companions. It is by getting more Com- 
panions to be of the same mind and giving them an opportunity to 



5.4 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

work that we will overcome the lethargy of present contentment with 
a mediocre activity. 

There are a number of late Year-End Reports of Chapters coming 
to the Grand Chapter office. There are reasons why this is so, of which 
we all are aware. In a number of cases, it is beyond our control. I have 
been asked to send out some eight duplicate Year-End Report Kits, 
although I know these were originally sent. It is not possible to send 
in reports without the proper forms. It is customary that we have 
these forms on the way to the individual Chapters early in December. 
Hence, if they are not received in that month, the Scribe E. should 
communicate with this office and request additional forms. Illness has 
again interfered with these reports and again this is beyond our 
control. May I suggest that it is the responsibility of the First Principal 
to see that these reports are sent in on time; he should be aware that 
they have not been sent in as he is required to sign them. If illness be 
the reason, assistance to the Scribe E. should be available. We must 
work together — teamwork is the answer. 

At the time of writing, there are still reports from Scribes E. of 
Chapters that have not been received in this office. The need for having 
these reports in the office by 10 February is obvious when we give it 
due thought. Committees of Grand Chapter use these reports to study 
and to base on them their reports and recommendations to Grand 
Chapter at this Convocation. This report must be printed before the 
Grand Convocation and late reports cause difficulties in this area. May 
we resolve that, in 1976, all reports will be in the Grand Chapter office 
by the second week in January. 1 would commend the Chapters on send- 
ing in their cheques for their Per Capita fees with their Year-End 
Reports. This is as it should be. 

More Chapters are registering new members immediately after they 
receive their M.M.M. Degree. This is again as it should be, as a letter is 
sent from our Grand First Principal to our new Brother in the Chapter. 
It would be quite out of place to send it at a later date when they have 
received their three Degrees. Another letter is sent to his sponsors 
commending them in their good endeavours. Keep on doing this good 
work. 

I am sure I am expressing the appreciation of all Companions when 
I commend our Scribes E. for their efforts for the good of the Chapter. 
Theirs is an unending responsibility which few of us appreciate until 
we are required to assume that task. When this happens, it does change 
our mode of thinking. 

I would express my personal thanks, and yours, to those Companions 
who have taken their time to assist in the Grand Chapter office to clear 
excess work when it accumulates, such as proofreading of publications 
and checking Chapter Rolls. This is most helpful. You would want me 
to express our thanks to Mrs. Wright, our Office Assistant, and Mrs. 
Jilks, Part-time Assistant, for their untiring efforts to give you prompt 
responses to your requests. Their work is most valuable to us. In the 
past twelve months, we have issued 722 Certificates — no small piece of 
work in itself with the other records that go along with it. May this 
indication of Jurisdictional activity continue and increase during the 
coming year. This will make all our efforts for assisting others more 
positive and we can be more pleased and, yes, proud of the fellowship 
in which we participate. 

ui. (bx. Csomp. cfreaencn C. Co/i/ej/ 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. CONLEY, 

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60 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Your committee reports the following investments: 

GENERAL ACCOUNT 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 8.5%, Sept. 14/78 $ 9,000. 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 9%, July 16/79 6,000. 

National Trust Company, G.I.C., 8.5%, Nov. 16/75 9,000. 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 8%, Aug. 15/76 21,000. 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 8%, Nov. 1/76 6,500. 



TOTAL $51,500. 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 
(Capital Account:) 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 8%, July 20/76 $ 1,000. 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Oct. 15/77 5,000. 

Hydro Electric Power Comm. of Ont., 3.5%, Oct. 15/79 30,000. 

Government of Canada Bonds, 4.5%, Sept. 1/83 32,200. 



TOTAL $68,200. 
( Non-Capital Account:) 

Royal Trust Company, G.I.C., 7.5%, Nov. 30/76 3,000. 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 7%, Jan. 9/77 3,000. 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Oct. 15/77 7,000. 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 8.5%, Sept. 14/78 1,500. 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 9%, Dec. 13/79 3,000. 



TOTAL $17,500. 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 8.5%, Sept. 14/77 $ 3,000. 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 8.5%, Sept. 14/78 4,000. 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 9%, Dec. 13/79 10,000. 

Royal Trust Company, G.I.C., 10.25%, Dec. 2/79 12,000. 



TOTAL $29,000. 

THE BURSARY FUND 

The State of Israel, Dec. 1/76 $ 300. 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 7.5%, June 14/76 8,000. 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 8%, Nov. 27/76 2,000. 

Canada Savings Bonds, 8.25%, Nov. 1/78 5,000. 

Government of Canada Bonds, 4.5%, Sept. 1/83 300. 



TOTAL $15,600. 

THE INSURANCE FUND 
Canada Permanent Trust Co., G.I.C., 10.25%, Nov. 11/79 $ 1,000. 



TOTAL $ 1,000. 

Dollarwise, the investment totals are fairly constant with the pre- 
ceding year, however content and/or structure of the various funds have 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 61 

been altered somewhat. The only maturing- investments during the 
year were $6,000. Hydro Electric - Ontario from the General Fund and 
these were re-invested at 9% in five year term bank deposits. 

In the latter part of 1974, an analysis was made of our investment 
portfolio with a view to upgrading the yield return and hopefully pro- 
vide a stronger degree of instant liquidity. It was soon realized that 
we held a goodly amount of long term, low yield security and any move 
to generally convert this category to better income producers would 
result in a substantial capital loss. Even at a much enhanced return, 
several years would be required to just offset the capital loss, and 
accordingly, with one exception I recommended that we 'sit as is' for 
the time being. 

The exception, and with the approval of the Grand First Principal, 
was the sale of $25,000. 3% Metropolitan Toronto Bonds ($22,000. from 
Commuted Membership and $3,000. from VTBF) maturing May 2, 1975. 
A slight capital loss was incurred through the sale at a price of $96.75 
and in view of the current trend of rates, the right decision would appear 
to have been made. The monies were re-invested in a Royal Trust 
Company, Guaranteed Investment Certificate at 10.25% maturing Dec. 
2, 1979 in the amount of $12,000. and the remainder in bank term de- 
posits at 97c over 5 years. The latter facilities have a pre-encashable 
option at a slight lessor rate. 

It was further recommended and subsequently carried out with the 
approval of the Grand First Principal to re-align the structural content 
of the various funds by making certain transfers on a par value basis. 
The result of this move was to provide additional per annum revenue 
to the General Fund and the Bursary Fund of $1,744.52 and $415.00 
respectively, which in total will decrease the income accruing to the 
Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund. The purpose of the exercise is 
a more constructive use of income where needed without departing at 
the same time from the terms of reference in the latter fund, i.e. not to 
encroach upon the principal (face value is not diluted). Income in that 
fund is accumulating at a much faster pace than use and performance 
to date would indicate it most unlikely to be any change in the trend. 
Notwithstanding should future circumstances dictate otherwise, such 
additional funds as might be required, must then be allocated from 
general sources. 

The only maturing investment in the ensuing fiscal year is $9,000. 
in November next, and while re-investment will of necessity need be 
considered at that time, in light of prevalent economic conditions of the 
past year or so, it is the opinion of your present chairman that we 
should be looking to a lesser extent at overly long term maturities. 
Albeit these may provide better yields, they are generally subject to 
market demand and the possibility of wide fluctuation in depressed times. 
In these circumstances, we become confronted with deflated value a 
poor option to convert and re-invest and/or liquidate holdings at mini- 
mum loss to accomodate current dictates. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. JOHN E. RICHARDSON, Chairman. 

Moved by R Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
John E. Richardson, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and 
adopted. 



62 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

Most Excellent Companion, W. S. Thomson, Grand First Principal, Grand 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 
Suite 205, 240 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

We have examined the books of account and supporting records of 
the Grand Scribe E. of Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario for the year ended February 28, 1975 
and have prepared the Financial Statements listed below: 

Exhibit 2^Balance Sheet as at February 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 3 — Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for the 
year ended February 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 4 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund as at Feb- 
ruary 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 5 — The Commuted Membership Fund — Grand Chapter as 
at February 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 6 — The Chapters' Life Membership Fund as at February 
28, 1975. 

Exhibit 7— The Bursary Fund as at February 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 8— The Keystone Fund as at February 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 9 — The Insurance Fund as at February 28, 1975. 

Exhibit 10 — Notes to the Financial Statements. 

Our examination included a general review of the accounting pro- 
cedures and such tests of the accounting records and other supporting 
evidence as we considered necessary in the circumstances. 

Cash on hand was counted and found to be in order. 

The several bank accounts were verified and all banking trans- 
actions for the year were examined in detail for the several funds. 

The Accounts Receivable Chapters' was reviewed in detail and the 
balance of $2,399.73 is made up of Accounts Receivable, $2,919.55, less 
deferred payments received from Chapters in advance, $519.82. 

The list of inventories of Supplies for Resale and Jewels was fur- 
nished to us by the Grand Scribe E. Our examination consisted of 
checking the arithmetical accuracy of the pricing times the items shown 
thereon. 

The investments of the several Funds as presented in the attached 
Financial Statements are held in a safe deposit box at the Canadian 
Imperial Bank of Commerce, Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Branch. We 
attended at the Bank with two of the custodians and found all invest- 
ments to be in order. 

In our opinion, the accompanying Balance Sheet, Comparative 
Revenue and Expenditure Account and related Statements of Funds 
present fairly the financial position of the Grand Chapter of the Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 
1975 and the results of its operations for the year ended on that date in 
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a 
basis consistent with that of the preceding year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BORDEN, WUNDER, 

Chartered Accountants. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 63 

Exhibit 2 
BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1975 

ASSETS 
CURRENT ASSETS: 

Cash on hand $ 50.00 

Cash in Bank: 

Imprest Fund 374.74 

General Fund 2,151.37 

Accounts receivable — Chapters 2,399.73 

Prepaid Insurance 69.00 

Accrued interest 782.06 

Bank term deposits 15,000.00 

Due from Bursary Fund 1,425.00 

Due from Commuted Membership Fund 253.45 $22,505.35 



INVENTORIES: 

Supplies for resale $ 4,674.10 

Jewels 648.70" 5,322.80 



INVESTMENTS: 

National Trust 8y 2 %, November 16, 1975 $ 9,000.00 

Canada Permanent 

Mortgage 8%, August 15, 1976 21,000.00 

Canada Permanent 

Mortgage 8%, November 1, 1976 6,500.00 

Unamortized premium on purchase of 

investments 93.00 36,593.00 



FIXED ASSETS: 

Furniture, fixtures and 

equipment — at cost $14,608.53 

Less: Accumulated depreciation 14,596.02 12.51 



Grand Chapter library 250.00 

Grand Chapter regalia 75.00 337.51 



SPECIAL FUNDS: 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund ....$ 92,040.81 

The Commuted Membership Fund 36,913.01 

The Chapters' Life Membership Fund 83.69 

The Bursary Fund 18,007.92 

The Keystone Fund 448.70 

The Insurance Fund 1,138.21 148,632.34 



$213,391.00 
LIABILITIES 
CURRENT LIABILITIES: 

Due to Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund $ 1,824.15 

Due to Keystone Fund 300.00 $ 2,124.15 



RESERVE FOR SPECIAL FUNDS 148,632.34 

-GENERAL RESERVE: 

Balance — February 28, 1974 63,475.52 

Less: Adjustment re prior years' insurance 736.65 



Restated balance — February 28, 1974 62,738.87 

Less: Excess of expenditure over revenue 104.36 



Balance — February 28, 1975 62,634.51 



$213,391.00 



64 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Exhibit 3 
COMPARATIVE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT 

For The Year Ended February 28, 1975 

REVENUE 

Estimated Actual Balance 

Revenue for Revenue for Over or 

the Year the Period (Under) 

Registration fees $ 2,000.00 $ 2,190.10 $ 190.10 

Dues — Per Capita 33,400.00 31,849.30 (1,550.70) 

Dues— Life Membership 2,000.00 2,143.45 143.45 

Dispensations and warrants 225.00 211.00 ( 14.00) 

Sale of supplies 2,300.00 2,135.46 ( 164.54) 

Interest on investments 2,275.00 1,653.13 ( 621.87) 

Proceeds re tour of Bahamas 1,029.20 1,029.20 

TOTAL REVENUE 42,200.00 41,211.64 ( 988.36) 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 40,700.00 41,316.00 616.00 

ESTIMATED EXCESS OF REVENUE 

OVER EXPENDITURES $ 1,500.00 
EXCESS OF EXPENDITURE OVER 

REVENUE FOR THE YEAR $ 104.36 $ 1,604.36 

EXPENDITURE 

Estimated Actual Balance 

Expenditure Expenditure Over or 

For the Year For the Year (Under) 
GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE: 

Remuneration — Grand Scribe E $ 6,500.00 $ 6,499.92 $( .08) 

Office assistance 7,000.00 7,535.22 535.22 

Rent and parking 5,100.00 5,039.50 ( 60.50) 

Miscellaneous (Postage, 

telephone, etc.) 3,000.00 3,138.17 138.17 

Canada pension, 

unempl. insurance, etc 400.00 504.03 104.03 



22,000.00 22,716.84 716.84 



GRAND CONVOCATION: 

General convocation expense 5,000.00 5,425.60 425.60 

Executive committee 2,650.00 2,094.87 ( 555.13) 

Printing proceedings 2,700.00 1,930.84 ( 769.16) 

Regalia— Grand Z. 250.00 417.30 ' 167.30 

Testimonial— Grand Z 350.00 350.00 



10,950.00 10,218,61 ( 731.39) 



PRINTING: 

General distribution and office 750.00 1,615,16 865.16 

Supplies for resale 1,000.00 1,579.65 579.65 



1,750.00 3,194.81 1,444.81 



TRAVELLING: 

Grand Z 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Grand Scribe E 500.00 501.27 1.27 

Other 200.00 200.00 



2,700.00 2,701.27 1.27 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 65 



OTHER GENERAL EXPENSES: 

Audit 

Liability and bonding insurance 
Jewels and engraving 
Education and instruction 

Publicity 

Archives 

Foreign correspondence 



600.00 


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$40,700.00 $41,316.00 $ 616.00 



66 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Exhibit 4 

THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

As At February 28, 1975 

Balance— March 1, 1974 $67,722.70 

Unexpended income 23,671.02 $91,393.72 

Add: Interest on investments 5,247.42 

Amortization of bond discount 39.74 

Bank interest 384.93 

Donation— F. W. Dean 100.00 5,772.09 

97,165.81 
Deduct: Benevolence 5,125.00 

Balance— February 28, 1975 

Capital 67,862.44 

Unexpended income 24,178.37 $92,040.81 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 3,614.05 

Accrued interest 1,410.99 

Bank term deposits 4,500.00 

Due from General Fund 1,824.15 $11,349.19 

INVESTMENTS: 
NON-CAPITAL: 

Canada Permanent Mortgage 

7%, January 9, 1977 3,000.00 

Royal Trust, 7V 2 %, November 30, 1976 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3%, October 15, 1977 7,000.00 13,000.00 

CAPITAL* 

H.E.P.'c. of Ontario, 3%%, October 15, 1979 28,000.00 
Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 17,500.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 200.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 11,500.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 3,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage 

8%, July 20, 1976 1,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, October 15, 1976 1,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario 3V 2 %, October 15, 1979 2,000.00 

Province of Ontario 3%, October 15, 1977 4,000.00 

68,200.00 
Less: Unamortized bond discount 123.38 68,076.62 



92,425.81 
LIABILITIES: 

Due to Commuted Membership Fund 385.00 



$92,040.81 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 67 

Exhibit 5 

THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND — GRAND CHAPTER 
As At February 28, 1975 

Balance— March 1, 1974 $30,987.78 

Add: Interest on investments $ 784.52 

Bank interest 834.16 

Commuted members and honorary 

memberships issued 6,450.00 8,068.68 

39,056.46 
Deduct: Commuted membership dues 2,143.45 

$36,913.01 
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 6,497.43 

Accrued interest 682.03 

Bank term deposits 17,000.00 

Due from Victory Thanksgiving 

Benevolent Fund 385.00 $24,564.46 

INVESTMENT: 

Royal Trust Company 

10^%, December 2, 1979 12,000.00 

Unamortized premium on purchase of 

investments 682.00 12,682.00 

37,246.46 
LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 253.45 

Deposits received from chapters re honorary 
or commuted memberships to be accepted 
when provisions of the constitution have 
been adhered to 80.00 333.45 

$36,913.01 

Exhibit 6 
THE CHAPTERS' LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

As At February 28, 1975 

Balance— March 1, 1974 $ 77.28 

Add: Bank interest 6.41 

$ 83.69 
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 83.69 



68 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Exhibit 7 

THE BURSARY FUND 

As At February 28, 1975 

Balance— March 1, 1974 $18,427.62 

Add: Donations $ 4,000.95 

Interest on investments 722.95 

Bank interest 206.40 4,930.30 

23,357.92 
Deduct: Bursaries and scholarships 5,350.00 

$18,007.92 
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 2,029.22 

Accrued interest 1,803.70 $ 3,832.92 

INVESTMENTS: 

State of Israel Bonds, December 1, 1976 300.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 300.00 

Government of Canada 

7, 8, 8*4%, November 1, 1978 5,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage 

7V 2 %, June 14, 1976 8,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage 

8%, November 27, 1976 2,000.00 15,600.00 

19,432.92 
LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 1,425.00 

$18,007.92 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 69 

Exhibit 8 

THE KEYSTONE FUND 
As At February 28, 1975 

Balance— March 1, 1974 $ 1,0-60.95 

Add: Donations $ 780.00 

Interest earned 76.10 856.10 

1,917.05 
Deduct: Printing expense 1,468.35 

$ 448.70 
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS 

Cash in bank $ 148.70 

Due from General Fund 300.00 $ 448.70 



Exhibit 9 



THE INSURANCE FUND 
As At February 28, 1975 

Balance— March 1, 1974 $ 20.42 

Add: Adjustment of prior years' insurance 736.65 



Adjusted balance — Mar. 1, 1974 $ 757.07 

Add: Interest on investment $ 28.36 

Bank interest 62.78 

Capital contributed 290.00 381.14 



$ 1,138.21 
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 109.85 

Accrued interest 28.36 $ 138.21 



INVESTMENT: 

Canada Permanent Trust 10^%, November 19, 1979 1,000.00 

$ 1,138.21 



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ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 71 

REPORT OF THE PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

During- the past year, liaison was maintained with the Grand Scribe 
E. as to printing* costs. Quotations were obtained from several printing 
firms whenever the need arose for forms, pamphlets, etc., in order to 
obtain the most economical cost. This information was made available 
to our Grand Z. 

Your Committee on Printing and Supplies has received the expendi- 
tures for the year ending February 28, 1975, and submits the following 
analysis in support thereof: 

Printing- Proceedings $2,037.65 

Printing- General 1,615.16 



$3,652.81 



The cost of printing- the new Book of Constitution in the amount of 
$3,931.75 was handled as a Capital Expenditure and therefore does not 
appear in the above printing costs. 

It is respectfully requested that the following- monies be placed at 
the disposal of the Printing and Supplies Committee for the fiscal year 
1975-76: 

Printing- Proceedings $2,400.00 

Printing- General 1,500.00 



$3,900.00 



The estimated costs for 1975-76 are in keeping- with the general 
increase in printing costs. It will also be noted that no request for 
monies has been made in this estimate for the printing of The Book 
of Work as it has been considered that it will also be handled as a 
Capital Expenditure. 

Fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, Chairman. 
R. EX. COMP. SAMUEL TENENBAUM 
R. EX. COMP. BURTON M. CONRON 

Respectfully submitted with fraternal greetings, 

R. EX. COMP. EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, 

Chairman, Printing and Supplies Committee. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
E. W. Elcombe, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



72 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 



No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No 


. No 


Name of Chapter Dist. No 


223 Abitibi 


16 


167 


Kichikewana 


9 


152 Alberton 


14 


119 


King Cyrus, Leamington 


1 


102 Algonquin 


15 


232 


King Cyrus, Toronto 


8A 


131 Amabel 


9 


134 


King Darius 


10 


155 Ancaster 


5 


262 


King David 


5 


1 Ancient Frontenac & 




57 King Hiram 


7 


Cataraqui 


12 


8 


King Solomon's 


8 


80 Ark 


1 


251 


Kirkland 


16 


149 Atwood 


14 


117 


Kitchener 


4 


235 Aurora 


8 


210 


Kitchener, Russell 


13 


81 Aylmer 


2 


151 


Laurentian 


13 


74 Beaver, Strathroy 


2 


220 


Lebanon, Etobicoke 


8A 


225 Beaver, Toronto 


8 


84 


Lebanon, Wingham 


6 


146 Bernard 


6 


132 


Leeds 


12 


239 Blenheim 


1 


150 


London 


2 


114 Bonnechere 


13 


147 


Lucknow 


6 


115 Brant 


3 


88 


MacNabb 


1 


53 Bruce 


2 


29 


McCallum 


7 


236 Caledonia 


5 


243 


McKay 


5 


16 Carle ton 


13 


161 


Madoc 


11 


260 Centennial 


8A 


66 


The Malloch 


6 


130 Chantry 


9 


68 


Maitland 


12 


36 Corinthian 


10 


27 


Manitou 


9 


113 Covenant 


12 


116 Maple 


13 


198 Couchiching 


9 


94 


Midland 


10 


248 Dochert 


13 


215 


Mimico 


8A 


221 Durham 


4 


78 


Minnewawa 


2 


129 Elliott 


6 


7 


The Moria 


11 


67 Enterprise 


4 


20 


Mount Horeb 


3 


257 Espanola 


15 


19 


Mount Moriah 


7 


73 Erie 


1 


76 


Mount Nebo 


7 


45 Excelsior 


10 


44 


Mount Sinai, Napanee 


11 


23 Ezra 


3 


212 


Mount Sinai, Toronto 


8A 


140 Fort William 


14 


55 Niagara 


7 


56 Georgian 


9 


247 


Nilestown 


2 


143 Glengarry 


13 


213 


Northern Lights 


16 


90 Golden 


14 


233 


Oakwood 


8A 


254 Golden Star 


14 


77 


Occident 


8A 


61 Granite 


13 


79 


Orient 


8 


22 Grenville 


12 


222 


Ottawa 


13 


69 Grimsby 


7 


18 


Oxford 


3 


40 Guelph 


4 


249 


Palestine, Bowmanville 


10 


234 Halton 


4 


54 


Palestine, St. Thomas 


2 


175 The Hamilton 


5 


195 


Peel 


8A 


41 Harris 


3 


28 


Pentalpha 


10 


63 Havelock 


6 


230 


Port Credit 


8A 


252 Hiawatha 


2 


144 


Presqu'ile 


11 


2 The Hiram 


5 


245 


Preston 


4 


184 Hugh Murray 


7 


31 


Prince Edward 


11 


246 Humber 


8A 


218 


Prince Edward, Shelburne 4 


30 Huron 


6 


71 


Prince of Wales, Essex 


1 


168 Ionic, Campbellford 


10 


226 


Prince of Wales, Perth 


13 


83 Ionic, Orangeville 


4 


259 


Quetico 


14 


224 Keystone, Hamilton 


5 


227 


Quinte Friendship 


11 


72 Keystone, Stirling 


11 


253 


Regal 


3 


35 Keystone, Whitby 


10 


217 


St. Alban's 


8 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 73 



No. Name of Chapter Dist. Nc 


. No 


. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No 


238 The St. Andrew 


2 


153 


Sombra 


1 


4 St. Andrew & St. John 


8 


135 


Succoth 


8 


75 St. Clair, Milton 


5 


59 


Sussex-St. Lawrence 


12 


231 St. Clair, Toronto 


8A 


24 


Tecumseh 


6 


133 St. Francis 


13 


169 


Temiskaming 


16 


5 St. George's 


2 


250 


Thomas Peters 


1 


46 St. James 


6 


255 


Tillsonburg 


3 


48 St. John's, Cobourg 


10 


91 


Toronto- Antiquity 


8A 


6 St. John's, Hamilton 


5 


95 


Tuscan 


15 


3 St. John's, London 


2 


258 


Tyrian 


8 


112 St. John's, Morrisburg 


12 


219 


Ulster 


8A 


103 St. John's, North Bay 


15 


241 


University 


8 


148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 


13 


37 


Victoria, Port Hope 


10 


26 St. Mark's 


11 


205 


Victoria, Thornhill 


8 


145 St. Patrick 


8 


214 


Vimy 


2 


242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 


2 


110 


Warkworth 


10 


263 The Scarborough 


8 


32 


Waterloo 


4 


261 Seguin 


9 


15 


Wawanosh 


2 


138 Shekinah 


8A 


47 


Wellington 


1 


82 Shuniah 


14 


104 


White Oak 


5 


34 Signet 


9 


64 


Willson 


7 



240 Smithville 7 62 York 



REPORT ON WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 
1974 - 1975 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Com- 
panions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee on Warrants and Dispensations regret to report 
that there were no requests for their services during their term of office, 
1974-1975. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
RT, EX. COMP. W. ALJ.AN DEMPSEY, 
RT. EX. COMP. LESLIE C. EWENER, 
RT. EX. COMP. CHESTER MILLER, Secretary. 
RT. EX. COMP. WILLIAM H. SPROULE, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. Allan Dempsey, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



OFFICIAL TOUR — SCOTLAND 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Grand Z., announced that R. Ex. 
Comp. E. Marshall would arrange for a Degree Team to confer the 
H.R.A. Degree at Larkhill Chapter during our official visitation in June, 
1975, to Scotland. 



74 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

To The Most Ex. The Grand First Principal, Grand Council, Officers 
and Members of Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Canada, in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Once again the Public Relations Committee have had a very suc- 
cessful year. If there is any one secret of success it is in the ability 
to get the other person's viewpoint, to see things from his angle, as well 
as from your own, and every man I meet is my superior in at least one 
way. Therefore. I can learn something from him. This has been much 
of the reason we have succeeded. Our Committee managed the target 
of two copies of the Keystone, only because we have a wonderful editor 
in Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint. Companions, the news we print is your 
news, and we desire every P. R. Chairman to send in the happenings in 
your particular District. We came to the assistance of two Chapters, 
and we are gratified that we could be of service. 

We have a wonderful Committee, and hope that we will be privileged 
to serve the Grand Chapter and the Companions throughout the Province 
in the future. Companions, you have a great media, keep us informed, 
please. I thank all the Committee for their effort and support. 

R. EX. COMP. OLLIE FLINT, Editor 

R. EX. COMP. SAM TENENBAUM, Asst. Editor 

V. EX. COMP. ALFRED WILLIAMS 

V. EX. COMP. JOSEPH NEILL 

R. EX. COMP. GORD. STUART 

R. EX. COMP. CHRYS LEWIS 

R. EX. COMP. EDWARD M. MARSHALL, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Ed Marshall, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE 

The Grand Z. then requested R. Ex. Comp. William Cooper, Grand 
Superintendent of Niagara District No. 7, and a representative of King 
Hiram Chapter No. 57, of Port Colborne, to meet him on the floor. He 
then presented the Chapter with a Plaque indicating that they had 
obtained the greatest increase of new members of any Chapter in the 
Jurisdiction. This plaque is to be open for competition each year in the 
future. R. Ex. Comp. Cooper received the plaque on behalf of the 
Chapter and thanked M. Ex. Comp. Thomson. 



INDIANA 

M. Ex. Comp. Donald E. Friend, Grand High Priest of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Indiana, was asked to speak to the 
Convocation. He stated that he was the youngest M. Ex. Grand High 
Priest present as he had been invested and installed on the previous 
Saturday. He appreciated being present as this tended to bring to- 
gether the feeling of "Oneness" amongst the Jurisdictions. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 75 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of Grand Chapter. 

Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: 

It is a distinct pleasure again to have the privilege of reporting 
that your Committee on Grievances and Appeals has had no cases of 
such brought to our attention so it is considered that peace, harmony 
and happiness prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. D. SUTHERLAND STEPHENS, 
R. EX. COMP. MAARTEN VAN WAMELEN, 
M. EX. COMP. JOHN M. BURDEN, Vice-Chairman. 
M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
Bruce H. Smith, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence has considered the Applications for 
Assistance submitted by the various Chapters and recommend that 
Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 
for the several Chapters in an amount of $2,100.00. 

We further recommend that an amount of $1,500.00 be provided 
for Interim Relief should it be needed before the next Annual Convoca- 
tion of Grand Chapter. 

The attention of all Chapters is 'again' directed to the 'Rules Re- 
specting Benevolence' as set forth in the Book of Constitution. It is 
the duty of the First Principal of the Chapter to see that the require- 
ments of the Constitution are adhered to. It is also the responsibility 
of the First Principal — not the Benevolence Committee — of seeing 
that the Applications for Benevolence, either new Applications or re- 
newal Applications, are in the hands of the Grand Scribe E. not later 
than 'January 31st' — this is a must. 

During the past Grand Chapter year we have assisted ten Com- 
panions and Companions' widows in an amount of $5,125.00. In relation 
to our total membership this appears to be a small number requiring 
assistance. We are aware that care must be, and is, exercised in the 
making of Grants that they are not in conflict with any assistance that 
may be forthcoming from Government Agencies. 

Last Fall a circular letter was sent to all Chapters outlining the 
work of the Benevolence Committee. The Fall issue of the Keystone 
also carried a message on Benevolence. These two messages were sent 
that — all Companions — would know of the work of the Benevolence 
Committee. Remember Companions — it is more blessed to give than 
Teceive. 



76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. B. H. SMITH, P.G.Z. 

M. EX. COMP. F. W. D. WELHAM, P.G.Z. 

R. EX. COMP. F. C. ACKERT, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. Carl Ackert, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario: 

Most Excellent Sir and Members: 

Because the Chairman of the Archives Committee, Very Excellent 
Companion Edgar C. Shunk, passed away during the summer of 1974, 
it is my privilege to represent him in submitting this Report to the 
Grand Chapter for approval. 

Under his leadership, the old Books, Documents and Early Records 
of the Grand Chapter and some old Subordinate Chapters were catalogued 
and stored in the office of the Grand Scribe E., so that they will be 
available for future historians. 

Last year, through the assistance of Most Excellent Companion 
Charles E. Emmett, the photographs of all of the Past Grand First 
Principals from 1857 to 1973 are now preserved in two frames and are 
hanging in the Grand Chapter office. 

The cost of making up the second frame was granted by Grand 
Chapter in 1974 and has been paid. 

From this date on the work of the Committee will be confined to 
the accumulation and cataloguing of additional material that may be 
submitted to the Archives. 

No further expenditure is contemplated for the ensuing year. 

This Report of the Archives Committee is respectfully submitted to 
the Grand Chapter for approval. 

R. EX. COMP. FRED C. CONLEY, 

R. EX. COMP. HAROLD FOOTE, 

R. EX. COMP. HAROLD INCE, 

R. EX. COMP. HERBERT POWELL, 

V. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD E. RICH, Acting Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. 
C. E. Rich, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



report of the committee for the presentation of 

the work- 
to the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 77 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

At the 1974 Grand Chapter Convocation the proposed Ritual, as 
prepared by the Committee on the Study of 'The Work' was adopted 
in principle with the inclusion of the constructive suggestions as brought 
forward at the various District meetings held during the period April, 
1973, to April, 1974. 

It was further recommended and accepted that a new Committee be 
appointed, entitled 'The Committee for Presentation of "The Work" ', 
with specific duties as outlined in the report of the former Committee 
and published in the 1974 Proceedings. 

COMMITTEE'S ACTIVITIES: 

This Committee now reports as follows: 

The proposed Ritual as accepted at the 1974 Convocation was amend- 
ed as agreed upon. 

In August, 1974, the Grand Superintendents of the various Districts 
were informed that copies of this revised Ritual, now known as the 
'August 1974 Ritual' were ready for mailing on request to the Districts. 

At the same time a procedure was proposed by which each District 
could review this revised Ritual and submit its comments and construc- 
tive suggestions to the Committee if deemed necessary. 

In order to ensure proper participation by the members, it was 
further suggested that each District arrange a District meeting or 
meetings, form Degree teams to exemplify the Ritual to the assembled 
Companions of the District. 

It was further suggested that a concise report, expressing the 
opinion of the majority in the District on the Ritual, be sent to the 
Committee in order to enable it to review all recommendations and 
submit the final results to the Annual Grand Chapter Convocation to 
be held in Ottawa in 1975. 

DISTRICT REPORTS: 

As a result, we can now report that fourteen Districts requested 
and received copies of the Ritual, twelve Districts held one or more 
meetings at which the Ritual was exemplified and/or discussed, twelve 
Districts submitted a report. 

It must also be noted that by letter of November 13, 1974, Most 
Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, Grand First Principal, notified all District 
Grand Superintendents that if no report was received by the Committee 
on or before the date specified (February 15, 1975), it would be con- 
strued that those Districts approved the August 1974 Ritual without any 
amendments. 

DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS: 

A review of the reports received indicates that the majority would 
like to see certain parts of the current Ritual brought back into the 
Work. Your Committee concur and believe that it would be in the 
interest of all to list the most important in this report. 

M.M.M. Degree: 

Reinstate the positions and duties of the J.O.; the S.O. and the 
M.O. being offices peculiar to this Degree. 

The O.G. to give all kns. when required, this being part of the duties 
of that office. 

Change the word 'rubbish' to 'rubble', the latter being most appro- 
priate with the content of the Degree. 



78 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Reinstate the word 'apartment' for 'Station' to avoid misunder- 
standing with the stations of the officers. 

Reinstate in the closing Ceremony the dialogue between the W.M. 
and the Wardens as to the manner in how we meet and part. 

M.E.M. Degree: 

It was felt that all members should assist in the completion of the 
opening and closing ceremony when called on by the W.M., with exemp- 
tions for those of the Brethren who would not be able to do so due to 
physical handicaps. 

The O.G to give all kns. as in the preceding Degree. 

H.R.A. Degree: 

Reinstate in the opening the prayers given by Z. and J. as at 
present in use. 

Reinstate the explanation of the lights in the symbolical lecture by 
the Second Principal. 

As in the subordinate Degrees the O.G. gives the kns. as part of 
the duties of his office. 

GENERAL: 

The Committee is at present in the process of incorporating into 
the Ritual the suggestions made by the majority of the Districts, after 
which this revised Ritual has to be typed in its final form, edited and 
proofread. 

In the meantime, inquiries have been made through the Committee 
on Printing regarding format and printing costs for a new Ritual. 

It appears at present that the size and format of the current Ritual 
is the most desirable. It is, however, the intent to incorporate in the 
new Ritual as much of the present Manual of Instructions as possible. 
To this end, the Committee is also currently reviewing all booklets 
pertinent to the Ritual. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

We recommend: 

THAT the August '74 Ritual with amendments as submitted to 
the Committee by the majority of the Districts be adopted. 

We further recommend: 

THAT the Committee be empowered to revise the various booklets 
related to the Ritual in order to preserve the proper relationship. 

THAT the Committee be authorized to make minor revisions in the 
grammar of the new Ritual during its task of preparing the Ritual for 
final typing, proofreading, etc. 

THAT the Committee submit all material prepared to the Most 
Excellent Grand First Principal for final approval before printing. 

CONCLUSION: 

In conclusion, I express my sincere appreciation to the members of 
this Committee for their great contribution. 

Many of them travelled far to attend the various District meetings 
as well as those held by the Committee and spent many hours in re- 
viewing reports. 

For each of us, this 'labouring in the quarries' has, and still is, a 
great experience from which we all profit. 

To the members of Grand Chapter, I express my personal thanks 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 79 

of working with you, in particular to Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, 
advisory Chairman of this Committee who assisted me in so many ways. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, 

GORDON T. FERGUSON, 

JOHN C. FERGUSON, 

CHESTER L. PHILIP, 

WILLIAM B. BELL, Secretary, 

MAARTEN A. VAN WAMELEN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
C. W. Emmett, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DISTINGUISHED 
AWARDS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee on Distinguished Service Awards functions to re- 
view all proposals and recommend the granting of such awards to men 
in Capitular Masonry who give time and effort to carry out duties they 
have assumed voluntarily, in the unselfish service of others. 

Men whose personal service is direct and human — the benefits of 

which cannot be conferred by reaching for a cheque book. These men 

make contributions to life which leaves the world richer and better 
because they lived! 

My Companions, not all men are qualified to reach the top, but 
everyone can rise to heights where he will be making the most of his 
talents. Therein you are fulfilling one of the highest purposes of your 
life! Everyone gets the most out of life by putting the most into life! 

Your Committee is pleased to announce the granting of the Dis- 
tinguished Service Award to such a man. 
Companion William Earl Tuck, 
33 Regent Street, Apt. 4 
Ottawa, Ontario 
K1S 2R4 
Ottawa Chapter No. 22 

The Distinguished Companions who receive this award are a great 
inspiration to us all, because they know that God's great challenge to 
each of us is not to see through people, but to see people through. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. A. G. N. BRADSHAW, 
M. EX. COMP. CHARLES W. EMMETT, 
M. EX. COMP. FRASER HAY, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
Fraser Hay, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



80 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE ON 

ALLOWANCES TO GRAND EXECUTIVE MEMBERS GIVEN AT 

GRAND CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 26, 1975 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal and the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions, — 

The present mileage and per diem allowances for the Grand Execu- 
tive Committee are 8^ per mile one way and $10.00 per day with 3 days 
allowed for entitled delegates travelling up to 400 miles, 4 days for over 
400 miles up to 700 miles and 5 days for over 700 miles. 

When the present rates were set in 1959 it was possible to travel by 
train for approximately 4c per mile (8c return) and a good hotel room 
could be obtained for about $10.00 per day. Now, with train passenger 
service drastically reduced, and from many points abandoned, it is 
almost necessary to travel by air or automobile. It is practically im- 
possible to drive a car for less than 12c per mile and hotel rooms in 
locations suitable for Grand Chapter convocations cost from $20.00 per 
day up, single occupancy. It must be considered also that up to 1973 
the Grand Executive Committee met only once a year, immediately 
before the Grand Chapter Convocation. In 1973 there was a summer 
meeting in Kitchener and a fall meeting in Smiths Falls. In 1974 there 
was a summer meeting in Hamilton and a fall meeting in Belleville. 
This appears to be the pattern from here on and no provision has yet 
been made for ANY allowances for attendance at such meetings yet the 
attendances were remarkably good and exemplified the dedication of 
Executive Committee members. It is considered an honour to be a 
member of Grand Chapter and that such honour will be a drain to a 
certain extent on a member's pocket book. The mileage and per diem 
allowances were never expected or intended to defray a member's expenses 
but rather that they should be a contribution towards such. However, 
these expenses have risen tremendously in the last 15 years and your 
Committee feels it is high time a revision should be made, that what 
we are asking is actually much less than the barest minimum and should 
be considered only as an interim adjustment until more realistic adjust- 
ments can be made. 

Your Committee therefore places before you the following: 

"Resolved that the Resolutions passed by the Grand Executive 
Committee at its meeting in April, 1959, be and are hereby rescinded and 
the following substituted therefor: 

(1) That mileage allowance to the meeting of the Grand Executive 
Committee held immediately prior to the annual convocation of 
Grand Chapter be 12c per mile, one way. 

(2) That the per diem allowance be $12.50 per day for three days for 
those travelling distances up to 500 miles and 4 days for those 
travelling distances in excess of 50i0 miles. 

(3) That a day's allowance be deducted from the amount allotted to 
each recipient for each day's absence from the meetings of the 
Grand Executive and Grand Chapter. 

(4) That those qualifying for mileage and per diem allowances shall be: 

Grand Second Principal. 

Grand Third Principal. 

Members of the Grand Executive Committee, elected, appointed, 

and honourary. 
Members of the Grand Advisory Committee. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 81 

Grand Superintendents of Districts. 
Grand Scribe N. 
Grand Treasurer. 
(5) That no travelling allowance be paid to such officers or members 

who reside in the City or Metropolitan Area where the Convocation 

is held. 

You will note no allowances are provided for the Grand Z. as he 
gets a stipulated travelling allowance from Grand Chapter. No allow- 
ance is provided for the Grand Scribe E. as his accommodation and 
travelling expenses are paid by Grand Chapter. 

Included in the Resolution of 1959 and excluded from this Resolu- 
tion are allowances for the Grand Chaplain, Grand Registrar, Grand 
Lecturer and Grand Principal Sojourner. The revised constitution, sec- 
tion 65, sub-sections "b", "q" and "r", does not provide for these officers 
to be members of the Grand Executive. 

(signed) HENRY LOEWEN, 

CARL BEDFORD, 
LLOYD B. GILLESPIE, Chairman. 

I move that this resolution be adopted, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Carl Bedford. 

LLOYD B. GILLESPIE. 



REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Mem- 
bers of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

As your Grand Treasurer and a member of the various committees 
respectively connected with the financial affairs of this Grand Chapter, 
I have had the opportunity of perusing the several reports prepared 
in conjunction therewith, and I am pleased to report to you with con- 
fidence that they adequately and fairly present our financial position 
as of February 28th, 1975. 

These will be covered in more detail by the Finance and Investment 
Committees, and the Auditor's Report with a balance sheet and sup- 
porting statements are in printed form, duly distributed to the Com- 
panions assembled. 

Respectfully submitted, 
R. EX. COMP. JOHN E. RICHARDSON, Grand Treasurer. 

Moved by the Grand Second Principal R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, 
seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. Richardson that this report be received 



and adopted. 



Carried. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



Moved by the Grand Second Principal, R. Ex. W. H. Sproule, 
seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. Richardson, that the Auditor's Report 
as printed and duly distributed to the Companions assembled be received 
and adopted. 

Carried. 



82 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

PRESENTATION OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson requested that Comp. W. Earl Tuck, 
Scribe E. of Ottawa Chapter No. 222, meet M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay on 
the floor. M. Ex. Comp. Hay then congratulated Comp. Tuck on his 
outstanding service to Masonry over the years, and proceeded to present 
him with the Distinguished Service Award from Grand Chapter. Comp. 
Tuck expressed his thanks for this high honour and assured them that 
he would wear this Medal with great pride and continue to serve 
Capitular Masonry. 

ALBERTA 

M. Ex. Comp. Philip Kendal, Grand First Principal, Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta, was called to address the 
Convocation. He expressed his thanks for our hospitality and brought 
greetings from the Alberta Jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the many 
worldly problems that assail us each day, harmony prevails between 
our two Jurisdictions. He is delighted that M. Ex. Comp. Thomson has 
accepted their invitation to be present at their Convocation two weeks 
hence. It has been some years since M. Ex. Comp. Kendal has visited 
Ontario but he does thank his Companions for their warm fellowship. 



ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS 

M. 111. Comp. Robert Upton Day, Grand Master, Grand Council of 
Royal and Select Masters of Ontario, brought warm greetings from their 
Body to our Convocation. He wished us success in the ensuing year. 
He hoped for good fellowship among all Masonic Bodies in general, and 
hoped that all personal problems would be solved on Masonic principles. 
He expressed his thanks for the invitation to attend. 



GRAND CHAPTER INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is my privilege to submit the report of this committee for the 
year 1974-1975. We have considered it an honour to serve on behalf of 
our Grand Z., the Companions of this Jurisdiction through visitation, 
conferring degrees both in the Craft Lodges and the Chapters, setting 
up Grand Chapter Nights, giving instruction on ritual, protocol, and 
above all encouraging our Chapter Officers in their duties, that con- 
formity may be the rule throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. 

Seminars were held immediately after the last Grand Convocation 
in the Cities of Hamilton and Belleville, both we felt were most success- 
ful and well attended by the Grand Superintendents and the District 
Chairmen of Masonic Education and Instruction. We hasten to thank 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, and Most Excellent Companion Bruce Smith 
for their co-operation and assistance in supplying the meeting places 
in their respective cities. 

Both meetings created a great deal of interest and we believe a 
great deal of progress was made, many wrong impressions were cleared 
up regarding the duties of both these Offices and the First Principal of 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 83 

a Chapter, and all departed with renewed enthusiasm for their contri- 
bution to the Order. 

These seminars were followed up through letters to the District 
Superintendent and the District Chairmen again suggesting that they 
form a Past Principal's Association in districts where there no longer 
was one, and that all Past Principal Association support the Grand 
Superintendent and the District Chairman in forming three degree 
teams in each district the M.M.M., M.E.M., and the H.R.A. 

These teams would be expected to confer at least one degree in 
each Chapter of their district during the year, through this we hoped 
to stimulate attendance, attain uniformity of the work in all Chapters, 
strengthen the bonds of Royal Arch Masonry, and assist Chapters who 
are unfortunately suffering from poor attendance which is sometimes 
combined with a lack of Officer material. 

A number of papers have been sent to the District Chairman (after 
having been submitted to the Grand Z.) for distribution to each First 
Principal of each district to assist him in his year of office, there were 
also papers for the use of the Chapter Masonic Committee with the 
request that a member of the committee be permitted ten to fifteen 
minutes each meeting night to read one for the edification of the mem- 
bers and the candidates. 

Regretfully all First Principals have not permitted the time for 
this important work, some have not sent in the names of a Companion 
as their Chapter representative on the District Committee, however, we 
have received letters from Chapters who are taking advantage of this 
service and feel that it has helped their Chapter. 

We would congratulate you M. Ex. Sir for making the film "Saga 
Of The R.A." available to the Chapters. It has been shown in a few 
Chapters and well accepted. I had it at Birchcliff Lodge on the evening 
of their Grand Chapter Night at which time the Grand Chapter con- 
ferred the H.R.A. Degree. 

Following an invitation by the Master of Birchcliff Lodge on the 29 
Oct. 1974 your committee set up a team to confer the Entered Appren- 
tice Degree, these Companions headed by five P.D.D.D.M.'s, four of 
whom are P. G. Supts., four V. Wor. Brethren and Wor. Brethren were 
strongly supported by many Royal Arch Masons of all ranks. 

The work of the evening was conducted in a manner which must 
have left a deep impression on the candidate as the work was flawless. 
Ex. Comp. Don Kline the master of the lodge was most expressive in his 
congratulations and thanks to the team. 

I was also approached by the Master of the Lodge to show the film 
entitled Saga Of The R.A. The Lodge supplied both the projector and 
the operator. Unfortunately many of the members and visitors left 
following the Most Ex. Comp. Emmett's address. 

Following the Talk at least half of the Brethren present retired to 
their homes. I counted among those left only seven Brethren stayed, the 
only pleasing factor was that a number of our Companions were able 
to see the film which had not as yet reached their districts. 

Our aim and the aim of that Wor. Master was to influence Master 
Masons to seek further light in Masonry, we certainly were not suc- 
cessful in this respect. 

Through the work of the District Chairmen on Education, the Sup- 
erintendents, R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, V. Ex. Comp. Cliff Rich, 
and R. Ex. Comp. Ed Marshall progress has been made this year. We 
would also compliment the many Grand Chapter Officers, Past and 
Present, on the contribution they made when asked. 



84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

There is still much work to be done. We recognize it will take 
some time to attain the standard of Masonic Education throughout our 
jurisdiction which may place our Chapters close to perfection, never- 
theless we feel confident that through continued exposure to Masonic 
education our Chapter Officers and Companions will do much to bring 
further light to their uninformed Brethren. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. JOHN E, RICHARDSON, 

V. EX. COMP. CLIFF RICH, 

R. EX. COMP. EDWARD M. MARSHALL, 

M. EX. COMP. FRED W. D. WELHAM, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
F. W. D. Welham, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE REVIEWER OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF OTHER 
GRAND CHAPTERS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: — 

The Proceedings of forty-five Grand Chapters for the year 1974 
were received. All of these were carefully read. In most instances 
where the remarks of Chairmen of Committees parallelled each other 
they have been summarized without identification. However, in a few 
instances, the remarks and conclusions have been quoted and the author 
identified. 

Membership Statistics: This Reviewer recognizes that bare statis- 
tics very often fail to divulge the true state of affairs. This is parti- 
cularly true of over-all percentages. It is also true that mere size is 
not the real aim, nor is it necessarily the desirable way to judge the 
success of an organization. Never-the-less, when the annual increases 
or decreases in membership are abnormally high, it is time to examine 
the reason. In either case, abnormal increase or decrease may indicate 
that something undesirable is happening. Perhaps our high rates of 
growth which followed the years of affluence following the Second 
World War was simply the sign of a full wallet and the more recent 
losses a levelling-off as those who did not find what interested them, 
dropped out. If this is true we are simply going through a period of 
readjustment of an abnormal phenomenon of recent years. On the other 
hand, the over-all decrease may be caused by a failure on our part to 
adjust quickly enough to changing social philosophies of living. If this 
is true, even in part, then we must make the adjustment. 

From a bare statistical viewpoint, most Jurisdictions in Canada and 
in the U.S.A. continues to drop each year. There is one exception. In 
the South Eastern States membership still increases annually or re- 
mains stable. The returns from the Canadian Provinces are also fairly 
stable. There must be a reason for this, and it is certain that many 
Jurisdictions are trying to find the reason for this. 

The year 1974 shows one hopeful sign. Several of the larger Juris- 
dictions which were losing members at an alarming rate in recent years 
reported very close to a 'break-even' between gains and losses in 1974. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 85 

These bare statistics give us hope that this problem is being stem- 
med. The Grand High Priest made these hopeful remarks: 

"Perhaps, if there is some gratification or consolation in such a 

statistic, we may find in it the fact that we may be heading in the 

right direction or we are on the right track." 

Those who commented on this problem mentioned the following 
comments: 

1. The population shift from small rural communities to larger 
urban centres in recent years resulted in the strangulation of many 
rural Chapters. Some members transferred their membership to the 
urban Chapters but others did not. As the shift becomes stabilized 
again and the membership re-adjusts to a new level, we may confidently 
hope for better days ahead, so far as membership problems are con- 
cerned. 

The Second and more serious problem was voiced in the Reports of 
several Grand High Priests and Committee Chairmen, and was labelled 
by one of them as "Uninspired Leadership". One Grand High Priest, 
speaking of the condition of Masonry in his State, said: 

"I have observed outstanding ritual work on a number of occasions 
during the year, but I am sorry to say that I have been present 
when the Candidates received less than they were entitled to receive, 
and when it took all my power to keep from getting up and walking 
out." 

This Correspondent has visited several Masonic Meetings in Ameri- 
can Lodges and Chapters and has witnessed excellent Degree work. He 
has also seen very poor work in Chapters near his home. The problem 
is widespread. Many of the Reports from several Jurisdictions indicated 
that this is so in many Chapters in every Jurisdiction. In so far as it 
applies to poor attendance, the above remarks 'hits the nail squarely on 
the head'. Remarks like ". . . the Candidates received less than they 
were entitled to" and "uninspired leadership" and "sloppy rendition of 
the work", etc. were reported in several Proceedings. Wherever they 
occur they should give cause for concern. 

Happily, the problem has been tackled. The Grand Lecturers are 
perhaps the busiest Royal Arch Masons in America and Canada. Their 
labours are beginning to be apparent. Most of them travel extensively 
throughout their area, and the statistics and reports show they are be- 
ginning to bear fruit. 

2. In many Jurisdictions in the U.S.A. Chapters, Councils and 
Commanderies have joined together to confer their Degrees upon 
Master Masons in one or two day Festivals. It is hoped that these 
united Field Days will be attractive to Masons who, for multifarious 
reasons, cannot spare the time to receive the Degrees one at a time over 
a period of several months. It remains to be seen whether this system 
will take incentive away from individual Chapters and how many of 
such members will become active after he has received the Degrees. 
The question is also asked whether a candidate witnessing the Degrees 
so quickly is able to assimilate the lessons and impressions he should 
or whether he has simply received the privilege of wearing the emblem 
of the Order. 

A number of Jurisdictions have or are contemplating the idea of 
shortening the Degrees by making certain parts optional. A further 
attempt to overcome the problem of the time required to confer all the 
Degrees is being tried in some Jurisdictions, for Festivals. It is an 
optional Ritual called "The Word", developed by the General Grand 
Encampment in 1973 to take the place of the several Degrees. It is a 
synoptic play which incorporates the story told by the Chapter, Council 



86 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

and Commandery. So far, many Jurisdictions have prohibited it to be 
used as an alternative to their Degree work. 

Committees of several Grand Jurisdictions have warned of the 
danger of eliminating parts or of shortening some of the charges and 
historical lectures, pointing out that while such a change would make 
the time a little shorter and a little easier to learn, it would destroy 
the beauty and purpose of the Degrees. The Grand Lecturer of North 
Carolina stated that it would "cheapen the York Rite, if we try to do 
the work in too short a time." 

3. The Committee on Correspondence for Colorado makes these 
remarks: 

"The causes of the decline in membership and in the influence of 
Masonry in general and Capitular Masonry in particular are the 
same in every Jurisdiction. They can be divided into two cate- 
gories: societal changes and in our own deficiences. Among the 
latter are: lack of leadership, poor Degree work, inability to attract 
young men, unplanned meetings, failure to provide interesting pro- 
grams, neglect of new members, lack of Chapter goals and poor 
morale among the officers." 

To the above, this Reviewer adds that many Chapters do attract 
young men — sometimes talented young men who would become ex- 
cellent officers. The problem is, not to attract them but to hold them, 
particularly if the ceremonies are poorly done and the meetings un- 
planned and barren. These men soon transfer their interest to other 
organizations, where they can participate. New members ought to be 
put to work in the activities of the Chapter, to hold their interest. 

4. It is of interest to read of the many activities used by Chapters 
to promote good-fellowship. These range from dances, wiener-roasts, 
card parties, social evenings, promoting Little League work to humani- 
tarian activities. All of these are important, but the chief attraction 
and purpose of Masonry is Degree Work conferred in a meaningful way. 
All of the Degrees are thought-provoking and meaningful, only if they 
are done properly and sincerely. If the parts are read or if prompting 
is frequent no one is impressed. Poorly planned programs are equally 
deadly in their effect on attendance and are the mark of uninterested 
officers. Even poorly planned Festivals create as much enthusiasm as a 
wet firecracker unless every detail of the day's program is not care- 
fully planned. 

All in all, the Proceedings for 1974 were more optimistic for the 
future of Royal Arch Masonry than those of recent years have been. 
The Order has had its ups and downs during its long history but has 
always weathered the storm. 

Respectfully submitted 

V. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD E. RICH 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. 
C. E. Rich, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN 

To the Most Excellent the First Grand Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 87 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Since my election as Grand Historian at the Annual Convocation 
in April, 1974, I have begun the following activities: 

A letter was mailed to all Chapters, requesting that they send in 
a copy of any History of their Chapter if they have printed such. Twelve 
Histories have been received. There are many more that have not yet 
been received. These short histories of the individual Chapters will be 
invaluable to the future historian who will be called upon to prepare 
another History of Royal Arch Masonry in our Jurisdiction. It is there- 
fore urged that every Chapter which has not yet submitted their History, 
do so as soon as possible. They will be catalogued and stored in our 
Archives of Grand Chapter. 

We are also very grateful to those Chapters who voluntarily advised 
us of other historical Documents and Articles belonging to their Chap- 
ter, and for their permission to loan them, when called upon. 

As a second project, the Records of several old Chapters, now ex- 
tinct, have been studied and a typewritten Record of their History is 
being prepared. These Records are of great interest because they tell 
the story and of whole communities which rose and fell in the early days 
of the Province. 

Another service has been rendered to the older Chapters who are 
attempting to write their Histories, but who have lost the Minute Books, 
etc., of the early days. I have searched for this information on their 
behalf in the Documents and Proceedings, etc., and have been able to 
help them complete their own History from the beginning. 

Being the type who likes to pore over old dusty documents, I wish 
to express my thanks to Grand Chapter for this privilege during the past 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. EX. COMP. C. E. RICH, Grand Historian. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. 
C. E. Rich, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

To the Most Excellent the First Grand Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

The Committee on Finance has reviewed the reports of the Grand 
Treasurer, the Auditor, and the Grand Scribe E., and find that these 
reports set out in detail all the transactions pertaining to the financial 
position of this Grand Chapter for the fiscal year ending February 28th, 
1975. Receipts and disbursements pertaining to the several funds of 
Grand Chapter are accurately detailed, and contain complete schedules 
of the securities in which these funds are now invested. 

There are four main sources of income which are available to the 
Finance Committee on which to project a budget for the coming masonic 
year. (1) The per capita tax which each individual chapter pays to 
the Grand Chapter. (2) The money transferred each year from the 
Life Membership Fund.( (3) Fees paid on the registration of new can- 
didates. (4) The interest on our investments. 



88 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

The per capita tax has been recently increased to a level which 
hopefully, will enable us to meet our obligations, and which may or may 
not have to be increased in the future, depending on inflation. The 
second is regulated by the amount of money contributed to it. The third 
depends on the number of candidates received each year in the con- 
stituent Chapters, and the fourth comes as a result of judicious handling 
by the Committee on Investments. 

During the past few months changes in our investment portfolio 
have been recommended by that committee, which if approved, are 
designed to increase the present investment income in the several funds, 
at a slight cost in capital gain. This appears to be a very wise move 
and Rt. Ex. Comp. J. E. Richardson, the Grand Treasurer and Chairman 
of Investments, and his committee, deserve commendation for their 
efforts. 

After considerable thought, discussion, and study we have decided 
to present the following budget for your consideration: 

The increase in revenue expected would come as a result of the 
changes in the investment portfolio which will be explained by that 
Committee. The cost of office assistance continues to rise and must 
be met. 

The cost of the Grand Chapter Convocation will likely be higher 
than in previous years, because of rising costs and the distance involved 
in travelling to Ottawa. 

Allowances will have to be made for the printing of Constitutions 
and the new Rituals when they are approved, but this cost will eventu- 
ally be recovered by sale to Chapters and members. 

No allowance need be made for Regalia for the Grand Z. but $400.00 
has been allowed in this budget for replacing the Regalia of the other 
members of the Grand Council. 

It should also be noted that $200.00 of the money paid for Liability 
and Bonding Insurance will be placed in a Fund which will permit Grand 
Chapter to eventually carry its own insurance. This was passed at a 
previous Convocation of Grand Chapter. 

In conclusion, my Companions, it would seem that Grand Chapter 
is just barely holding its own at the present levels of income and ex- 
penditures, and that those who hold positions of responsibility in this 
field will have to keep a close watch on our financial position during 
the difficult months ahead, and be prepared to take decisive steps to 
ensure our continued prosperity. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

R. EX. COMP. FRED SCOTT, Chairman, Finance Committee. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Scott, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

ESTIMATE OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING FEBRUARY 28th, 1976 

REVENUES: Budget Actual Budget 

1974/75 1974/75 1975/76 

Registration Fees $ 2,000. $ 2,190. $ 2,000. 

Dues— Per Capita 33,400. 31,849. 32,500. 

Dues— Life Membership 2,000. 2,143. 2,000. 

Dispensations and Warrants 225. 211. 230. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 89 

Sales of Supplies 2,300. 2,136. 3,000. 

Interest on Investments 2,275. 1,653. 4,270. 

Miscellaneous — 1,029. — 

$42,200. $41,211. $44,000. 

EXPENDITURES: 
Grand Chapter Office: 

Remuneration— Grand Scribe E. $ 6,500. $ 6,500. $ 6,500. 

Office Assistance 7,000. 7,535. 8,000. 

Rent and Parking 5,100. 5,040. 51,00. 

Postage & Telephone, etc 3,000. 3,138. 3,200. 

Pension, Unemployment, etc 400. 504. 525. 

$22,000. $22,717. $23,325. 

Grand Convocation: 

General Convocation Expense 5,000. 5,426. 6,500. 

Executive Committee 2,650. 2,095. 2,600. 

Printing Procedures 2,700. 1,931. 2,200. 

Grand Z. Testimonial 350. 350. 

—Regalia 250. 417. 400. 

$10,950. $10,219. $11,700. 

Printing: 

General Distribution & Office $ 750. $ 1,615. $ 1,500. 

Supplies for Resale 1,000. 1,580. 1,500. 

$ 1,750. $ 3,195. $ 3,000. 

Travelling: 

Grand Z $ 2,000. $ 2,000. $ 2,000. 

Grand Scribe E 500. 501. 500. 

General 200. 200. 200. 

$ 2,700. $ 2,701. $ 2,700. 

Other General Expenses: 

Audit $ 600. $ 600. $ 600. 

Liability and Bonding Insurance 950. 1,019. 1,000. 

Jewels and Engraving 700. 783. 725. 

Education and Instruction 100. 82. 10O. 

Publicity 600. — 600. 

Archives 300. — — 

Foreign Correspondence 50. — — 

$ 3,300. $ 2,484. $ 3,025. 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $40,700. $41,316. $43,750. 

EXCESS OF REVENUE 

OVER EXPENDITURES $ 1,500. $ (105.) 250. 

GRAND CHAPTER "CALLED OFF" 

Grand Chapter was called off at 3:45 p.m. to permit delegates to 
select their Grand Superintendents of the seventeen districts of the 



90 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Grand Jurisdiction and to elect the officers of Grand Chapter for the 
ensuing year. 

SATURDAY, 26 APRIL, 1975 

Grand Chapter was called on at 9:30 a.m. 

REPORT OF ELECTIONS 

Ex. Comp. William Kinnaird was called on to give the result of the 
elections. Companions elected to office are as listed below: 

AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONVO- 
CATION OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 
OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD IN THE 
CHATEAU LAURIER HOTEL, CITY OF OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 
ON 24, 25, 26 APRIL, 1975, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND 
COMMITTEES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED :- 

■\ 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z. 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, Ontario L6J 2N6 

R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand H. I Grand 

4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1P8 f Council 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand J. 

141 Cedarvale Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 4J9 



GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS— Elected 1975 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur J. Root Grand Chaplain 

Wellington St., Delaware, NOL 1E0 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

30 Southampton Dr., Scarborough,. M1K 4V7 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

240 Eglinton Ave. E., Ste. 205, Toronto, M4P 1K8 

R. Ex. Comp. Patrick C. Johnstone Grand Scribe N. 

55 Portico Dr., Scarborough, M1G 3R5 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank Hendry Grand Principal Sojourner 

68 Head St. N., Strathroy, N7G 2J7 

R. Ex. Comp. Elmer W. Park Grand Registrar 

Avonmore, Ont. K0C 1C0 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden Grand Z. 1943-44 

4000 Yonge St., Apt. 535, Toronto, M4N 2N9 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 

655 Waterloo St., London, N6B 2R6 



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M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z. 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z. 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 1961-62 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand Z. 1963-64 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, N4W 1S7 

M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand Z. 1965-66 

R.R. 4, Peterborough, K9J 6X5 

M. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon Grand Z. 1969 

R.R. 1, Kincardine, NOG 2G0 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham Grand Z. 1970-71 

548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, M1J 1J8 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent Grand Z. 1972-73 

Box 78, 21 Catherine St. E., Dorchester, NOL 1G0 



HONOURARY PAST GRAND Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin 

and Kincardine Hon. Past Grand Z. 1975 

Royal Arch Chambers, 76 Queen St., Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 4NF 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait N1R 4W4. 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor 
Towers, Peterborough, K9J 6N6. 

R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, 377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto, 
M6B 1K2 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor, N8X 1R2. 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. #206, 
Mississauga, L4Y 2N9. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton, L8H 5G9. 

R. Ex. Comp. Chester J. Miller, 105 Willard Ave., R.R. 2, Thunder Bay, 
P7C 4V1. 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, 65 Cuffley Cres. N., Downsview, 
M3K 1Y1. 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 11, Ham- 
ilton, L8N 2V4. 

R. Ex. Comp. Hugh E. Fackrell, R.R. #8, St. Thomas, N5P 3T3. 



92 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest J. J. Jackson, 1833 Devlin Cres., Ottawa, K1H 5T5. 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro, NOJ 1J0. 

R. Ex. Comp. Oliver T. Flint, 22 Extra St., Guelph, N1H 1Y9. 

R. Ex. Comp. William B. Walker, 2031 Kingsway, Sudbury, P3B 2G1. 

R. Ex. Comp: Ernest L. Goodman, Box 446, Frankford, KOK 2C0. 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, Chairman, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge- 
Gait, N1R 4W4. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, 548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, 
M1J 1J8. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1975-76 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Otto Lounsbury, 

7615 E. C. Row, R.R. #2, Tecumseh, N8N 2M1 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Burton Johnson 

R.R. #4, Alvinston, NON 1A0. 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Jack Allen Petrie 

Box 160, Straffordville, NOJ 1Y0 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John C. Boswell 

16 Wilsonview, Apt. 607, Guelph, NIG 1V4 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. John W. Fulkerson, 

96 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton, L9C 4M7 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Ross N. Kercher, 

R.R. 2, Kippen, NOM 2E0 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Clark S. Brooks, 

13 Hunter Rd., Grimsby, L3M 4A3 

Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. William J. Morgan, 

Box 130, 29 Maple St., Uxbridge, LOC 1K0 

Toronto West District No. 8 A R. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston, 

48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington, M9A 3N8 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. George H. Cooke, 

535 High St., Orillia, L3V 4X9 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp Stephen E. Tripp, 

37 St. George St., Lindsay, K9V 1M6 

Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. A. Vers. McMurray, 

Gilmour, Ont., K0L 1W0 



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St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon A. Forbes, 

405 Joseph St., Box 158, Kemptville, KOG 1J0 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Frederick F. Horton, 

2434 Thorson Ave., Ottawa, K2C 1M5 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. George A. Pape, 

512 East Mary, Thunder Bay F, P7E 4K3 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Robinson, 

175 Spruce Ave., Elliot Lake, P5A 2C7 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Harold G. Fick, 

99 Fifth St., Kirkland Lake, P2N 1T7 



ASSISTANT OFFICERS— Appointed 
1975 - 1976 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Lecturer 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten A. van Wamelen Assistant Grand Lecturer 

1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. 206, Mississauga, L4Y 2N9. 

V. Ex. Comp. Charles Donald Assistant Grand Chaplain 

155 Navy St., Oakville, L6J 2Z7. 

V. Ex. Comp. Eric W. Nancekivell Grand Sr. Sojourner 

569 Concession St., Hamilton, L8V 1B2. 

V. Ex. Comp. Everett M. Bluestein Grand Jr. Sojourner 

801 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto, M5N 1E1 

V. Ex. Comp. Jack Lamb Grand Sword Bearer 

19 Isabella St., Brampton, L6X 1P4. 

V. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Leroy Doan Grand Master 4th Veil 

801 Elm St., Port Colborne, L3K 4R5. 

V. Ex. Comp. Sydney Winterbottom Grand Master 3rd Veil 

57 Rendell Blvd., Hamilton, L8T 3P5 

V. Ex. Comp. Robert William Borthwick Grand Master 2nd Veil 

16 Wilsonview Dr., Apt. 503, Guelph, NIG 1V4. 

V. Ex. Comp. Roy Skene Grand Master 1st Veil 

Florence Ave., Petrolia, N0N 1R0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Francis Long Grand Standard Bearer 

P.O. Box 143, Campbellford, K0L 1L0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Dennis G. Trumpess Grand Director of Ceremonies 

14 Mayo Drive, Toronto, M6L 2X2. 

V. Ex. Comp. Evans F. Greer Assist. Grand Director of Ceremonies 

6 Fairview Ave., St. Catharines, L2M 2M3. 

V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Neill Grand Organist 

187 Park St. S., Apt. 2H, Hamilton, L8P 3E9. 

V. Ex. Comp. Harold H. Graham Grand Pursuivant 

141 Durnford Rd., R.R. #1, West Hill, M1B 1G7. 



94 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

V. Ex. Comp. Alexander Fleming Dick Grand Steward 

R.R. #4, Thamesville, NOP 2K0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Ronald Alexander Sellars Grand Steward 

498 Queen's Ave., #709, London, N6B 3K9. 

V. Ex. Comp. Louis Barrett Grand Steward 

Salford, Ont. NOJ 1W0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald Colston Brewer Grand Steward 

1080 Rose St., Cambridge-Preston, N3H 2G3. 

V. Ex. Comp. Clarence Katz Grand Steward 

669 Northland Ave., Burlington, L7T 3J6. 

V. Ex. Comp. George Downey Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Tiverton, NOG 2T0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Charles Alexander Winn Grand Steward 

49 Oakridge Cres., Port Colborne, L3K 2T3. 

V. Ex. Comp. Victor Thomas Usher Grand Steward 

32 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, M1N 3J4. 

V. Ex. Comp. Charles Wesley Lyle Eggett Grand Steward 

7 Tollington Rd., Weston, M9R 2C7. 

V. Ex. Comp. James Richard Kennedy Grand Steward 

Box 156, Southampton, NOH 2L0 

V. Ex. Comp. Walter Edgar Bannon Grand Steward 

472 King George St., Peterborough, K9J 1S1. 

V. Ex. Comp. David Allan Fargey Grand Steward 

R.R. #2, Stirling, KOK 3E0. 

V. Ex. Comp. George Berton Carley Grand Steward 

207 King St. East, Brockville, K6V 1C5. 

V. Ex. Comp. Michael Rossiter Hughson Grand Steward 

60 Norice Dr., Ottawa, K2G 2X6. 

V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Beattie Wright Mackie Grand Steward 

123 Regina Ave., Kenora, P9N 2Z8. 

V. Ex. Comp. Ronald Aksel Hamalainen Grand Steward 

812 Hillsdale Cres., Sudbury, P3E 3S9. 

V. Ex. Comp. James E. Sutton Grand Steward 

171 Scott St., New Liskeard, P0J 1P0. 

V. Ex. Comp. George Adrean Kent Grand Steward 

819 Hamlet Rd., Ottawa, K1G 1R1. 

V. Ex. Comp. Eric Barber Grand Steward 

142 Glenvale Blvd., Toronto, M4G 2W3. 

V. Ex. Comp. Vester Russell Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Morpeth, NOP 1X0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Arthur R. Jefferson Grand Steward 

292 The Kingsway, Apt. 22, Islington, M9A 3V1. 

V. Ex. Comp. David MacLachlan Honourary Grand Outer Guard 

1460 Bayview Ave., Apt. 302, Toronto, M4G 3B3. 

V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich Grand Historian 

20 Bearbury Dr., Islington, M9C 2G9. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION. OTTAWA, 1975 95 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 

REPORT ON GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 
M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, and all Past Grand Z.'s 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Carl A. Bedford, R. Ex. Comp. Elmer W. Park 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE 

ORGANIZATION 

M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott, V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, Ex. Comp. Terry N. Wunder. 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett. 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Powell, 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley. 

MASONIC EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham, Chairman and Director of Education 

R. Ex. Comp. E. Marshall, Vice-Chairman. 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, 

And all District Chairmen. 

COMMITTEE FOR PRESENTATION OF "THE WORK" 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten A. van Wamelen, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, Advisory Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, 

V. Ex. Comp. Chester Philip, R. Ex. Comp. E, Elcombe, 

Ex. Comp. William B. Bell. 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. E. M. Bluestein, Chairman 

Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, Ex. Comp. William Bell, 

R. Ex. Comp. C. J. Meunier, R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint, Vice-Chairman & Editor of Keystone 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Assist. Editor of Keystone 

V. Ex. Comp. Alfred Thomas Williams, V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Neill, 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, R. Ex. Comp. Patrick C. Johnstone, 

R. Ex. Comp. John Boswell. 



96 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

SUB-COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER EXECUTIVE 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

R. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Chester Miller, Secretary 

R. Ex. Comp. J. C. Ferguson 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint 

FINANCE 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. John Richardson, Vice-Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest J. J. Jackson, Grand Scribe E., 

and all Past Grand Z.'s. 

INVESTMENTS 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Vice-Chairman 

Ex. Comp. Terry Wunder, V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Vice-Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest L. Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. William B. Walker, 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 
V. Ex. Comp. Cliff E. Rich 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, R. Ex. Comp. Alex Wilson, 

R. Ex. Comp. Hugh E. Fackrell. 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

M. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. His Honour, Judge John A. Cox, Vice-Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. His Honour, Judge Douglas V. Latimer. 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur J. Root 

COMMITTEE ON ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Hal Banks, R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, 

R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Elcombe, Ex. Comp. George Hofmann, 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernie Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. Dieter Jeschor, 

R. Ex. Comp. Chester Miller, R. Ex. Comp. Percy Fairhall, 

Ex. Comp. Tom Carter, Secretary. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 97 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham. 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — 1976 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, General Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington, Vice-Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. P. C. Johnstone, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, 

R. Ex. Comp. 0. R. Roberts, R. Ex. Comp. E. J. J. Jackson, 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, 

V. Ex. Comp. David Hill, V. Ex. Comp. Alfred T. Williams. 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

By Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and 
Eighteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario will be held in the City of 
Toronto, Ontario. Place and time to be announced later. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDITION OF 
CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is a very tangible pleasure to be accorded the privilege of re- 
porting on the condition of Capitular Masonry at a point in time when 
the accent is palpably on the positive. Although conditions as reported 
in the Grand Superintendents' Reports exhibit a wide spread of peaks 
and valleys of accomplishment across the Province, a general over-view 
presents a vista giving rise to quiet confidence and cautious optimism. 
Cautious, because we are living in a period of unprecedented and un- 
predictable change, a paradoxical period of prosperity and discontent 
that may well puzzle future historians and students of human nature. 

The widespread questioning and rejection of established religious 
by an increasing and alarming number of intellectuals and pseudo- 
intellectuals, must be without doubt a fundamental cause in the un- 
settling influences abroad in the world today. In a prevailing climate 
such as this, when the numerical strength of our churches is weakened 
and the powers of darkness gain evermore adherents, it might not be 
expected that our great Order, which personifies the moral and com- 
passionate virtues, and above all else, the supremacy of Almighty God, 
should flourish and blossom in such alien soil. 

Human nature has in it an inherent vein of abominable wickedness; 
but then it also has an inherent vein of lovable goodness too. Every 
human soul is a battlefield on which these two irreconcilable spiritual 
forces are perpetually contending for mastery. The moral inconsis- 
tency of human nature is a mystery which each of us must endeavour to 
probe, not just to satisfy an intellectual curiosity, but in order to grapple 



98 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

with Original Sin with intent to subdue it. It is comforting and sup- 
portive to think of our Masonry as an instrument in this regard, and it 
is a source of great encouragement to review the reports of the Grand 
Superintendents, to glean from them that there are still so many who 
subscribe to our principles, and to sense from them a great dedication 
and allegience to the Royal Craft. 

The supplicant to Craft Masonry is, of necessity, ignorant of the 
forms and ceremonies that lie before him. On rare occasions a candi- 
date fails to experience that response in his soul which Freemasonry 
seeks to implant, and this is always a Masonic tragedy. The petitioner 
for Capitular Masonry, however, has a much clearer concept of his 
further adventures, and should therefore be expected to embrace Royal 
Arch Masonry with a higher expectancy of success. Statistics generally 
bear out the truth of this, for while membership of the Craft as a 
whole has declined, Capitular numbers have generally held firm, and 
in some areas gains have been recorded. 

The Grand Superintendents are received in the constituent chapters 
with great warmth and proper solemnity, implying complete and un- 
swerving loyalty and allegience to the Grand Body. They speak of the 
friendliness and geniality extended, and of the obvious desire to please 
and demonstrate their best performance for their visitors. 

It would be unrealistic to report that Capitular Masonry is every- 
where advancing, because there are one or two isolated pockets of 
weakness that verge on despair, but one can take heart in the almost 
unbelievable determination of a few deeply dedicated members of such 
Chapters to keep their ships afloat until strength returns. There is 
no universal panacea for these problems; each circumstance must be 
reviewed individually. The conscientious attempts by Grand Superin- 
tendents to bolster the morale of ailing Chapters makes most stimulat- 
ing reading, and there can be little awry with an organization which 
each year consistently provides a new harvest of such keenly dedicated 
lovers of the Craft, prepared to give so much of themselves to this great 
fraternity which embraces the best of human aspirations and decency. 
These men are the stimulators, the lodestones whose enthusiasm is the 
magnetism which draws always onwards and upwards to that state of 
perfection which is never to be achieved, but the striving wherefor is 
the very stuff of which Masonry is made. 

It is perhaps pertinent to review the role of the Grand Superin- 
tendent on his official visit, and to distinguish between that of a deputy, 
representing the Grand First Principal, engaged on a benign mission of 
unity to the constituent Chapters, from that of a critical inspector check- 
ing up on the correct observance of rules and the histrionic abilities of 
the officers. While perfection is our goal, no man is a failure for 
stuttering his ritual under tension or for jumping the order of ceremony. 
Only if his compassion dries up does he fail utterly, even though he 
dots every "i" and crosses every "t" of his ritual. The Craft can take 
great comfort in that it is made up mostly of ordinary men, not all 
highly gifted and talented men, but men whose common bond is that 
their fundamental ideals of goodness is as large as their hearts, who 
have the native ability to recognize the relative worth of essential 
human values, and as long as we have such men, our Order is in no 
danger. 

As our Grand Superintendents near the end of their terms of office, 
they might justly be entitled to echo the song of Giuseppe in the "Gon- 
doliers" — 

" — the culminating pleasure 

That we treasure beyond measure 

Is the satisfying feeling that our duty has been done!" 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 99 

Except that we know that the duty of these men will never be 
done, at least not to their satisfaction, because they are perfectionists in 
their own performance, and few of them will ever lay down the torch 
of the Holy Royal Arch before their last breath is drawn. The Condi- 
tion of Capitular Masonry is very sound. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

W. JAMES CURTIS, G.S.N., Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
J. Curtis, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



LIGHTING ARRANGEMENTS 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest J. J. Jackson, on behalf of the Ottawa District, 
presented the box for connecting the pedestal lights for Convocation 
use to our Grand Convocation. The Grand Z. accepted and thanked them 
for it. The lack of such an item had caused problems at previous Con- 
vocations. 

The Grand Z. referred again to the beautiful hand-done scroll pre- 
sented by the Grand Superintendent of Ottawa District as a welcome 
for the Grand Convocation to Ottawa. He left it on the table for the 
Companions to admire it. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 

To the Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The first year in office of our Grand First Principal, Most Ex- 
cellent Companion William S. Thomson is now prologue. On this occa- 
sion, as on many others, he has reminded us of the place God must have 
in our hearts, if we are to effectively serve in the great order to which 
we have obligated our lives. That our mission in life must be to serve 
others. To really know God as a personal friend who really cares and 
whose sustaining love is always with us, He gives power to do all 
things. 

We unite with our Grand First Principal in extending greetings to 
Most Worshipful Brother and Companion Bruce Foster, representing the 
Most Worshipful the Grand Master and to the other distinguished guests 
from our own and other Grand Jurisdictions. 

We mourn with him the passing of many Companions who we will 
miss at this Convocation, especially, do we join with our Grand Z. in 
paying especial tribute to Rt. Ex. Companion William H. Gummer, a 
member of Grand Chapter Executive, V. Ex. Companion Ed Shunk, the 
Chairman of our Bursary Committee and Rt. Ex. Companion D. S. 
Stephens, Vice-Chairman of Laws and Jurisprudence. 

Their dedication and service to our order will be greatly missed. 

We note with gratification the many visitations made by our dis- 
tinguished Grand Z., not only in our own Grand Jurisdiction but to 
sister Grand Jurisdictions both national and international. 

Our Grand Z.'s thanks and complimentary remarks given to the 
Grand Council and the Past Grand Z.'s is gratefully acknowledged. 



100 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We concur most enthusiastically in the improved manner in which 
our Benevolence is being sponsored under the very capable Chairman, 
Rt. Ex. Companion Carl Ackert and we wish to sincerely congratulate 
Rt. Ex. Companion Ackert on receiving his 50 Year Jewel. 

Your Committee has noted with pleasure the great welfare work 
being carried on by the Toronto Welfare Committee. Their efforts in 
furnishing a double room at Toronto East General Hospital and the 
providing of C. P. feeders and other equipment to the cost of $500.00 
for the cerebral palsy victims at Participation House is to be highly 
commended. Also we wish to concur with the Grand First Principal's 
remarks regarding the Mt. Sinai Chapter of Toronto in their continued 
great efforts for the welfare of retarded children in the City of To- 
ronto. They are to be highly commended for their efforts. 

We have carefully considered the recommendation of our Grand 
First Principal that Past Rank be conferred upon Ex. Comp. Dave 
White who because of suffering a stroke was unable to conduct the 
ritual as a Z. in his Chapter. We concur in his recommendation and 
present the same to Grand Chapter for approval. 

Your Committee approves the Grand Z.'s recommendation that the 
rank of a Past Z. be conferred upon Charles Donald in recognition of 
ability and services rendered and request Grand Chapter to approve. 

Your Committee is most happy to observe that our Grand First 
Principal has recommended that the rank of Past Zerubabel be con- 
ferred on our distinguished Deputy Grand Master Rt. Worshipful 
Brother and Companion Eric Nancekivell, and we hereby concur. 

We note, with pleasure, the visit to the Grand Chapter of Scotland 
where the Royal Arch Degree will be exemplified under the leadership 
of Rt. Ex. Comp. Ed Marshall, at which time our Grand First Principal 
is desirous of conferring the rank of Honourary Past Grand Z. of this 
Grand Chapter on the Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of 
Scotland, the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine. We herein concur. 

We are pleased to learn of the tremendous success for the Member- 
ship Trophy Competition which was won by King Hiram Chapter #57, 
Port Colborne, in its Centennial Year. We offer our sincere congratula- 
tions. 

We note, with particular pleasure, the work of the Committee on 
the Ritual Revision and its presentation throughout our Grand Juris- 
diction during the past year under the most capable leadership of Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, ably assisted by Most Ex. Comp. 
Chas. W. Emmett, and we recommend that the final report be approved 
at this Convocation. 

Your Committee concurs in the remarks of our Grand Z. with regard 
to the outstanding yeoman service in the reviewing of Chapter By-Law 
changes by Most Ex. Companion Harold Shannon, Chairman of Laws 
and Jurisprudence. 

We also regret the sudden passing of the late Chairman of the 
Bursary Committee, the Very Ex. Comp. Ed Shunk. We are grateful 
to Ex. Comp. E. V. Bluestein for assuming the leadership of this im- 
portant work. We urge every loyal Arch Mason to share in this great 
field of endeavour. 

We concur with the Grand Z. that the Keystone continues to im- 
press the Companions and its use is being looked forward to with much 
interest throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. The Editor, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Ollie Flint is to be congratulated on the fine format and editing of this 
bulletin. 

We join with the Grand Z. in congratulating three veterans of 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 101 

Grand Chapter in the persons of Rt. Ex. Comp. James Woodland, an 
honourary member of our Grand Executive who received his 50 Year 
Jewel, Rt. Ex. Comp. George Kennedy of Palestine Chapter #54 who 
completes 60 years since he was elected Grand Superintendent of London 
District -2 — and still active! 

And Rt. Ex. Comp. Russel Howie, the only living Charter Member 
of Ottawa Chapter -222 — we wish for them God's continued blessing. 

We have reviewed the remarks of our Grand Z. on the membership 
discrepancy but note that we are being realistic in that, the membership 
rolls are updated and the dead wood removed. Also that there is an 
encouraging increase in Exaltations in many Chapters. We hope that 
this trend will become epidemic. 

Your Committee appreciates that the Grand First Principal in his 
closing paragraphs of his address, has thrown a challenge to all Royal 
Arch Masons, in w r hich he asks individual questions, which must be an- 
swered by individual people. 

The challenge of our Grand Z. reminds me, of what I believe to be, 
the greatest speech given by Sir Winston Churchill. 

It was during the last war at the crucial time when Hitler was 
bombing England ruthlessly and England was at its darkest hour. It 
was at this time the Welsh coal miners threatened to strike. Sir Win- 
ston invited the miners to meet him at Royal Albert Hall in London. 

They met and the speech went something like this: — 

When the war is won and it will be won, we will get together in 
Trafalgar Square and the King and Queen will be there, I will be there 
and you will be there for the great victory parade. 

First down the street will come the airmen — those great guardians 
of the sky to whom we owe so much. They will parade by. 

Then will come the sailors — those brave men of the fleet — they 
will parade by. 

Next will come the soldiers — those crippled by injuries and loss 
of limb. They will parade by. 

And then will come the Welsh miners. 

And the King will say to the airmen — where were you ? — and 
they will say in the sky fighting the hugh armada of Hitler — the 
King w r ill ask the sailors — where were you ? — and they will say — in 
the depths of the sea fighting the Nazi submarines — The King will 
ask the soldiers — where were you ? — and they will reply — in the 
battlefield facing the foe. 

Then the King will ask the miners — where were you ? — and they 
will say — down in the dark pits with our face to the coal. 

They all went back to work! 

My Companions, our Grand First Principal is issuing a similar 
challenge to each of us — to rededicate ourselves and our lives to the 
great principals embodied in our Masonic obligations and teachings, 
and once having done this — put them into practice in our lives and 
in our living. 

We profess to be true Masons — we all have on bended knee obli- 
gated ourselves to be God's helper in a distraught and disturbed world, 
and someday we will be asked — where were you? May God help us 
to give meaning to our lives! 

Fraternally submitted, 

JOHN M. BURDEN, P.G.Z., 
ALEXANDER G. N. BRADSHAW, P.G.Z.. 



102 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

JOHN LOFTUS HOUSE, P.G.Z., 
BRUCE H. SMITH, P.G.Z., 
CHARLES W. EMMETT, P.G.Z., 
JAMES E. GIRVEN, P.G.Z., 
G. HAROLD SHANNON, P.G.Z., 
W. D. WELHAM, P.G.Z., 
FRASER HAY, P.G.Z., Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
Charles W. Emmett, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE GRAND CHAPTER BURSARY COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

We have the honour and duty to present to you the report of this 
Grand Chapter Bursary Committee for the year 1974-1975. 

It was with a great deal of sadness that we have cause to report 
the death of our esteemed Chairman V. Ex. Comp. Ed Shunk. His 
devotion to Masonry in general, and to this Committee in particular was 
well known and this dedicated Companion will be sorely missed. This 
Committee was further saddened by the sudden passing of another of 
its very valued members, the late Ex. Comp. Andy Rankine. Here too 
a most ardent and devoted Mason was called to his rewards, to be sadly 
missed by all who knew and worked with him. 

Your Grand Chapter Bursary Committee met on four different 
occasions for the purposes of passing on applications received for Bur- 
sary assistance, determining the amount of the awards for the different 
applicants, dependent not only upon the need as outlined in their fin- 
ancial statements but also their academic progress. Discussions were 
also held on how this Committee can best disseminate information to 
our various constituent Chapters to allow members of Royal Arch 
Masons' families to take advantage of the Bursary Fund and at the 
same time seek the financial support of our membership in order that 
the objectives of this great programme be carried out to its fullest. 

We are pleased to report that this year the Committee received 32 
applicants for Bursary assistance. Four applications were withdrawn 
or were not pursued and a further four applications were deemed by this 
Committee not to be eligible for Bursary assistance for various reasons. 
24 awards were made for a total of $6,935.00; this was divided among 
16 males and 8 female students. These applications came from 21 Chap- 
ters within our jurisdiction with the students attending 14 different 
educational institutions, i.e. universities, community colleges and tech- 
nical schools. Of these 24 students, 6 are first year; 8 second year; 
7 were third year and 3 were in fourth year of their various programmes. 

The grand total of awards to date of this Grand Chapter Bursary 
Committee is 162 awards for a total af $46,678. 

The response from the recipients of our awards has been most 
gratifying as evidenced by the following excerpts of letters received 
by your Committee: 

". . . Again the Masons have been very generous to me. I 

cannot thank you enough for your kindness . . ." 

"... I will certainly work hard to justify your interest in me. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 103 

This support will enable me to pursue my studies." 

We wish to commend all those who have made it possible for your 
Bursary Committee to operate this year. Our special thanks go to the 
District Grand Superintendents, their Bursary Chairmen and the Offi- 
cers of our constituent Chapters for their time and effort in not only 
recommending 1 recipients for our awards but for their endeavours in 
obtaining financial support for the Committee through donations and 
bequests on behalf of their late Companions. 

The Chairman expressed his sincere thanks to the ex-officio mem- 
bers of this Committee without whose guidance and support we doubt 
we could complete the work on hand. We are also indebted to our 
Grand Scribe E., R. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley who has rendered invaluable 
assistance not only to the Committee in general but to the Chairman 
in particular. 

We take pleasure in recommending the appointment to this Com- 
mittee of Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, a Past Principal of Mt. Moriah 
Chapter No. 19, and the Immediate Past Chancellor of Brock University, 
for a 5 year term. We also recommend the appointment of Ex. Comp. 
William Bell, a Past Principal of Mimico Chapter No. 215, to fill the 
unexpired term of our late Ex. Comp. Andy Rankine. 

This coming year may prove to be a most taxing one for the Grand 
Chapter Bursary Committee what with the tightening economic situation 
and the ever increasing cost of education. It will be necessary for the 
members of this Committee and all the Companions of our Grand Juris- 
diction to put just a little more effort into maintaining the fine stan- 
dards and accomplishments that have become the by-word of this Com- 
mittee. That the aims and objectives of this Committee continue for 
the benefit of our youth and let it always be said that no child of a 
Royal Arch Mason within our jurisdiction be denied a higher education 
because of lack of funds. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

CLIFFORD MEUNIER, (1976) 

ALLAN A. LEAL, (1979) 

EVERETT M. BLUESTEIN, Chairman (1978) 

Ex-Officio Members: 

JOHN M. BURDEN, 
JOHN L. HOUSE, 
CHARLES W. EMMETT, 
JOHN R. BROWN, 
AUBE WEISMAN, 
HOSPEH HESSEY. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, seconded by Ex. Comp. E. 
Bluestein, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO THE BURSARY FUND 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui, 2 The Hiram, 4 St. Andrew & 
St. John, 5 St. George's, 6 St. John's, 7 The Moira, 8 King Solomon's, 
15 Wawanosh, 16 Carleton, 18 Oxford, 23 Ezra, 24 Tecumseh, 26 St. 
Mark's, 27 Manitou, 28 Pentalpha, 29 McCallum, 31 Prince Edward, 
32 Waterloo, 35 Keystone, 36 Corinthian, 37 Victoria, 40 Guelph, 
53 Bruce, 55 Niagara, 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence, 61 Granite, 64 Wilson, 
66 The Malloch, 69 Grimsby, 76 Mount Nebo, 78 Minnewawa, 81 Aylmer, 
82 Shuniah, 88 MacNabb, 94 Midland, 95 Tuscan, 102 Algonquin, 103 St. 



104 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

John's, 104 White Oak, 116 Maple, 133 St. Francis, 138 Shekinah, 140 Fort 
William, 146 Bernard, 147 Lucknow, 168 Ionic, 195 Peel, 210 Kitchener, 
212 Mount Sinai, 214 Vimy, 220 Lebanon, 221 Durham, 222 Ottawa, 
227 Quinte Friendship, 232 King- Cyrus, 233 Oakwood, 234 Halton, 
241 University, 242 St. Paul's, 247 Nilestown, 250 Thomas Peters, 
252, Hiawatha, 254 Golden Star, 259 Quetico, 260 Centennial, 262 King 
David. Total 66 Chapters. 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BURSARY FUND BY INDIVIDUALS 

AND GROUPS 

A. Wiesman, Mrs. Divaberg, Dr. J. J. Weber, Cardwell Laundry Ltd., 
Harrington Conclave, Maurice Clark, Wellington District #4, Conestoga 
Conclave, Principals Association Hamilton #5 (Stephens), Niagara 
Centennial Club, Harrington Conclave #16. 



COMMITTEE FOR ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS, MEMBERSHIP 

AND THE RECOVERING OF DEMOTED AND 

SUSPENDED MEMBERS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

The Committee for Assistance to Chapters, Membership and the 
Recovering of Demitted and Suspended Members has the privilege of 
reporting on the activities of this body during the past year. The full 
committee has met twice since the last Grand Convocation and the 
district chairmen and their committees have been in close contact with 
all Chapters in their areas. 

We express our appreciation to the Grand Superintendents of all 
the districts for their co-operation and ready assistance to this com- 
mittee and to the Chapters in their respective districts. 

It is the special responsibility of this committee to seek out those 
particular Chapters that are having problems and to suggest ways and 
means of correcting the situations. 

Lest there be any misapprehension let me assure you that less than 
10% of our Chapters have required assistance. We are therefore pleased 
to report 139 Chapters are operating in good order. 

To this date 14 Chapters have asked for assistance. Of this num- 
ber 9 Chapters have shown definite improvement. We are still working 
with the others. 

The most serious aspect affecting some Chapters has been the 
shortage of officers to conduct the affairs of the Chapters, the reluc- 
tance of Companions to take office or participate within the Chapter 
and lack of attendance. 

The officers of such Chapters must first be made to recognize that 
a problem exists. Unfortunately there is often an unwillingness by 
the councils of some Chapters to ask for assistance. We cannot impose 
ourselves upon a Chapter unless they are agreeable to accepting our 
help. When the Chapter has made a request for aid to this committee 
we can provide assistance. 

Last year we established committees of volunteers to aid Chapters 
in need of assistance, the team of volunteers program has been very 
effective. These teams are made up from Companions who volunteered 
their services. They have been assigned to Chapters where their ex- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 105 

perience, knowledge and advice can be extensively utilized. These volun- 
teers have proven to be a sou ret 1 of strength to the Chapters. They attend 
meetings, fill the chairs, when necessary, and have been of great help 
to the Chapters to which they have been assigned. We ask that these 
Companions be accepted and* treated as associate members of these 
Chapters. We recommend that all District Chairmen and Grand Sup- 
erintendents try to develop a team of volunteers program to associate 
with and support their district Chapters. 

We have taken a special interest in the Chapter summons. We 
recognize that many ruling principals and their Scribes E. are devoting 
time and effort to prepare and produce a highly interesting summons. 
We commend them for their efforts. There are however a few summons 
that leave much open space. We have therefore sent a prepared list of 
quotations, many with Masonic content which we trust will be used in 
these monthly publications. 

For the General Good of Royal Arch Masonry we urge all Chapters 
to support the Keystone, which has proven to be a very valuable publi- 
cation within this jurisdiction. A previous Grand Chapter resolution 
requested every Chapter to contribute at least ten dollars each year 
toward its continuation. We recommend that all Chapters provide as 
much assistance as possible to this program. 

The sending of congratulatory letters to new candidates and their 
sponsors by the Grand First Principal has been extremely well received. 
This direct communication has brought forth many letters of apprecia- 
tion from our Companions. 

We are grateful to the Most Excellent our Grand First Principal for 
obtaining and supplying this Grand Jurisdiction with the film, the Saga 
of the Holy Arch. In the short time this film has been available it has 
been shown to many Masonic groups. It is of special interest to Com- 
panions and we recommend its showing at Master Masons nights in 
Chapter. 

We extend a special thanks to the Grand Scribe E. and his office 
staff for their assistance. 

We record that from Jan. 1, 1975 to this date we have on hand 197 
applications by candidates. 

Each Companion should be encouraged to participate in Masonic 
study at least once each week. This can best be practiced by attending 
the meetings of their Chapter and Craft Lodge and making two fraternal 
visits each month. In effect they would be devoting one evening a 
week to masonry. 

Co-operation between Chapters and Craft Lodges is what we have 
advocated for some time and it is gratifying to know that our Craft 
Brethren and Capitular Companions are working together to a greater 
degree. 

We have every reason to believe that we are proceeding on a com- 
mon path that will lead to a greater enhancement and recognition of our 
order by all men. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. HAL C. BANKS, 
R. EX. COMP. WILF CRERAR, 
R. EX. COMP. FRED SCOTT, 
R. EX. COMP. ED ELCOMBE, 
R. EX. COMP. STAN BURTON, 
R. EX. COMP. ERNIE GOODMAN, 
R. EX. COMP. DIETER JESCHOR, 



106 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

R. EX. COMP. CHESTER MILLER, 

R. EX. COMP. S. M. ELLENOR, 

R. EX. COMP. AUBE WEISMAN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Sproule and Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Aube Weisman that this report be received and adopted. 

OFFICERS INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Grand Z., announced that all 
items of business on the agenda of this Grand Convocation had been 
dealt with. He then requested that M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham 
assume the office of Installing Z. and proceed with the Investiture of 
the Officers of our Grand Chapter for the year 1975-76. 

The Grand Scribe E. was requested to read the names of the Officers 
elected pertaining to Installation. The Director of Ceremonies was re- 
quested to collect the collars and jewels of the newly Elected Officers. 
The newly Elected Officers were forthwith invested in their various 
offices. The elected Officers who had been previously invested were 
declared installed in their offices. 

The Grand Superintendents were presenteed to Grand Chapter, 
obligated and invested according to Ancient Ceremony and placed in 
charge of their Districts. Their election was confirmed by the Grand Z. 
This completed the Ceremony of Installation. 

APPOINTMENTS 

Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, read out the list 
of his Appointments for 1975-76. To assist Companions using these 
Proceedings as a reference, these Appointments are listed in their proper 
order starting on page 97, along with the Elected Officers of Grand 
Chapter. 

Members of the various Committees for 1975-76 are as printed 
following the Elections and Appointments. All members, so named, 
have been sent a sheet showing Appointments, etc. 

MOTIONS 
HISTORIAN AND GRAND REVIEWER 

Moved by the Grand H. and Seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich be elected Grand Historian and 
Reviewer for 1975-76." 



BENEVOLENCE 

Moved by the Grand H. and Seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith be elected to the Committee 
on Benevolence for a term of three years ending 1978." 

COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES 

Moved by the Grand H. and Seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey be elected to the Committee on 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 107 

Scholarship and Bursaries for a term of five years ending in 1980." 
and — 

"That Ex. Comp. William Bell be elected to the Committee on 
Scholarship and Bursaries for a term of two years ending 1977." 



COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED 
SERVICE MEDAL 

Moved by the Grand H. and Seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw be elected to the Committee 

for the Distinguished Service Medal for a term of three years ending in 

1978." 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 

Moved by the Grand H. and Seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich be elected Grand Archivist for 
1975-76." 

THANKS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand H., Seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, Grand J. 

RESOLVED: 

"That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada be extended to: 

The Credential Committee for the efficient manner in which they 
discharged their duties; 

The Scrutineers for their services in taking charge of the election 
of the Officers; 

The Chairman of General Committee and Sub-Committees for their 
most successful efforts and achievements; 

The Installing Board under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. 
D. Welham, and to all those who have contributed to this labour of love 
of our Order. 



The labour of the Annual Convocation being 
ended, Grand Chapter was closed in Ample 
Form at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 26 April, 1975, 
Ottawa, Ontario. 

Grand Scribe E. 



Address of the Grand Z.: 

William S. Thomson, 
1329 Cumnock Cres., 
Oakville, Ont. 
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108 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

APPENDIX 

COMPANIONS REINSTATED — 1974 

1— E. G. Brown; 8— S. 0. Nancekivell, R. Pattimore; 8— W. R. 
Brock; 15— W. H. Doyle; 40— S. Wells; 48— W. I. Thomas; 79— D. J. 
Jeffrey; 95— W. C. Winn; 103— J. Smoethwaite; 134— R. R. Chambers; 
140— F. J. Pumphrey; 151— R. H. McClary; 152— W. R. Edenburn; 
195— G. E. Leonard; 205— W. Gilson; 215— W. Gibbons; 218— H. S. 
Burk; 225-^T. Newell. 

SUSPENSIONS — 1974 

3— G. Hardy; 5— W. F. Attrill; 8— H. C. Funke, R. E. Lilly, A. T. 
Williams, G. R. Weir, M. Sawka, T. Poulton, W. R. Teddiman, R. W. 
Baxter; 15— R. C. Roberts, A. J. Payne, J. C. Cooke, S. S. Sarafianos; 
16—1. Lieff, H. R. Dewar, G. F. A. Harris, W. D. Hughes, C. B. Harris, 
A. J. Shipman; 30— J. A. T. Pirie, R. H. McCabe, W. V. Smith, J. M. 
Ruxton; 35— J. H. Wall; 37— R. Dickson, E. Green; 44— J. W. Moore; 
47— R. A. Palmer, L. R. Watson; 53— F. K. Ritchie, M. T. Voss; 55— 
H. M. Gibson, L. G. Cratt, S. J. May; 57— C. W. Root; 62— W. Clark, 
E. W. Medhurst, B. A. Daniels, J. A. Holwell, A. A. Saunders, R. M. 
Leslie; 67— W. J. Moorehead, L. L. Crowley; 73— F. Taylor; 74— R. G. 
White; 76— L. N. Kimmerly, H. Little John; 80— K. G. Van Wagner, F. 
H. Rawlings, J. L. Hunter, H. Tomlinson, E. T. Berry, W. J. Anger, 
W. Argent, H. H. Robinson; 88— R. W. Knight; 95— L. G. Leek, D. C. 
Stuart, A. J. Spencer, B. Rose, K. R. Hall, R. D. Longmore, E. E. Tweedle, 
R. E. Riley. 

102— J. A. Allen, R. R. Warren, D. I. Masson, W. C. Osborne; 103— 
V. R. David; 104— P. W. Ryce; 112— C. H. Pace; W. S. Weegar, E. W. 
Smith; 113— P. Kier, A. G. Scott; 114— W. D. Powell, M. R. Ford, J. F. 
Foy, W. A. Kirk, J. G. Patterson; 129— E. G. King; 134— W. Leebody; 
138— J. G. Cruickshank; 140— L. W. Toombs, R. V. McGauley, W. P. 
Bell, R. G. Paul; 150--R. R. Roberts; 153— P. Reparon; 155— G. Hinder; 
161— N. I. Van Ness; 168— J. Kerr; 169— F. H. W. Brooks; 184— C. C. 
Towlson, H. I. Logan, J. E. Putney, A. M. Armstrong. 

205— E. Bright; 212— D. Dunn, G. Segall, M. Gold, G. Frank, R. M. 
Kellen, F. Dick, S. M. Talaat; 214— R. J. Growder, R. L. Thomson, C. L. 
Massey; 217— K. V. Kuudson, D. J. Kropp, R. E. Kellam, J. Kuyten, M. 
Ott; 220— R. Collins; 222— W. Sayle, J. F. Taggart; 223— J. P. Thomp- 
son; 224— H. E. Horton, R. Rosamond, H. C. Speance; 225— K. D. 
Morley, C. A. McKay; 226— J. A. Perkins; 227— R. N. Clarke, R. H. 
Moran, W. Nickle, E. A. Jerram; 230— W. F. Patterson, W. J. Coren, 
M. Vucentic; 231— D. R. Joyce, H. R. Copeland, R. King, V. G. Archard, 
W. F. Stuart, W. J. M. Hunter; 232— W. McC. Sandiford; 233— R. 
Graham; 234— P. R. Cowderoy; 236— J. E. Burk, G. Hewitt; 238— W. R. 
Ferguson, E. Cohen, M. Kumer; 245— R. Boost; 250— W. J. Dale, L. 
Cope, W. E. Woodiwiss, T. W. Alexander, G. W. Leslie, L. W. Sweet- 
man; 254 — L. R. Lucas, C. M. Harris; 255 — J. R. McDonald, D. Swinn; 
260— T. R. Burke, R. L. Shore, G. A. Ball; 261— J. R. Orchard; 263— 
R. B. Anderson. 

DEMOTED — 1974 

1— R. J. Corry, P. Derzekos; 2— A. Keith; 3— J. Hunter; 5— H. F. 
Kalus, R. K. Owen; 7— H. F. Robinson, A. A. Gemmell; 15— J. W. 
Wilton; 16— G. H. Johnston, M. O. Button, R. McKee, C. H. Loken, C. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 109 

McK. Turner, J. Feller, M. M. McNeely, K. E. Saddlemyre; 18— W. 
Sanderson, J. C. King-, D. W. Sexsmith; 20— O. W. Andreason, W. P. 
McKinlev; 23^1. T. H. Pettit, F. Tomkinson; 26— D. Stirling; 27— J. 
Pearen; 28— D. R. Terwilliger; 31— C. P. Reid, A. D. Broomfield; 34— 
W. F. Adams, D. Steel; 36— F. G. Dunford, G. F. White, A. K. Faggetter, 
L. G. Nesbitt; 37— H. R. Chatten, J. D. Bongard, F. O. Henderson; 40— 
J. R. Wilkinson, R. J. Armstrong, J. M. Oliver; 41 — W. Moggach, W. 
Moggach, Jr.; 45 — G. Whaley, E. Whaley; 47 — D. R. Montgomery, F. L. 
Stubble; 48— D. N. Tait; 53— T. R. Stark; 55— C. Porter; 57— R. Dwor; 
59_W. Kirkley; 62— A. H. Dudley, J. C. Holwell; 63— J. G. McDonald; 
64— E. G. Goodman, G. A. Bennett; 69— F. H. Anderson, H. R. Mac- 
Farlane; 71 — H. A. Wigle, H. Davidson; 73 — J. L. Carnegie, A. J. Pow, 
I. Ford; 74— B. Watson; 75— K. Watson; 78— G. A. Borland, C. R. Rain; 
79— D. A. F. Lev, R. W. McVey; 80— R. Gaunt, C. M. Snyder, G. G. 
Peters; 81— C. McCord; 82— W. E. Shaw, R. V. Hopper; 83— J. W. 
Richey, E. W. Plowman; 84— J. Jackson; 88— R. Clubb; 90^J. Jackson; 
95 — W. A. Magill, E. A. Armstrong. 

102— H. J. Olsen, C. C. Ferguson; 103— G. E. King, J. C. E. Shor- 
treed; 110— C. Buchanan; 112— J. M. Carkner; 113— M. K. Barton, D. A. 
MacPherson, W. E. Wilson, J. M. Cameron; 114— W. G. Milton; 116— 
J. P. Toomey; 117— R. W. Langdon, D. Luedtke, E. R. Franklin; 129— 
I. Benson, H. J. Fisher; 130— W. R. Tolminson; 132— W. O. Hutcheson; 
133— K. D. McKibbon; 138— D. J. H. Birrell; 140— E. H. Lewthwaite; 
143— K. C. Franklin; 144— A. Foster; 145— C. C. Loughlin; 147— E. W. 
Watson; 148— T. F. Bradford; 149— C. A. Shields; 150— M. C. Loney, 
E. A. A. Green; 151— J. R. McWade; 152— E. W. Miller; 153— W. P. 
Heath, J. A. Smith, D. Armstrong; 167— W. K. Tavlor, F. W. O'Sullivan, 
J. Moore; 168— C. A. Putnam, H. A. Anderson, D. E. Thompson; 169— 

A. W. Stanton, J. L. Taylor; 175— L. G. L. Leeks; 195— J. J. Campbell, 

B. S. Beer, G. A. Read, H. M. Little; 198— J. J. Irwin. 

205— W. Gilson; 210— F. M. Cass, G. E. Coons, J. E. Boyd; 212— 
S. I. Paul, S. Markle, J. Reed; 213— F. H. Bowman, J. Thomson, B. F. 
Rawson, S. MacDonald; 214— R. Warner; 215— C. E. Trafford, E. M. 
Dolan, E. H. Brooks, W. Munro; 217— S. Smith, C. Munroe, J. Kis; 219— 

D. J. Armstrong, C. Dennis, S. Jarvis, E. Brennan, C. Budd; 220— D. H. 
Lawrie, R. M. Taylor; 222— W. C. Warmington, J. M. Clark, E. G. 
Bolsbridge, G. Sutcliffe, L. F. Payne, L. D. Rowan; 223— G. Kallunki; 
224— M. L. Greenaway; 225— R. S. Wilson, C. H. Kitson, C. Woods, J. 
Wolf; 227—0. Reynolds, R. Salisbury, L. B. Cummins, W. Snell, E. 
Gibbs, R. E. Goddard, L. Wallace, A. Trites, N. Tustin; 232— R. Smith, 

C. J. Wilkins; 233— J. T. Bath, R. A. Dunlop; 234— A. E. Macintosh, 
W. R. Hewitt, J. I. Fallows; 235— R. Linton, H. N. Clark, C. Allan; 236— 
K. R. Campbell; 239— G. Sims, H. I. Green; 241— R. C. Golding; 243— 

E. Mason; 246— W. E. Martin, C. Townley, E. B. Allen; 249— M. S. Dale; 
250— J. M. Bow; 251— R. G. Chappell; 254— E. Cooper; 257— A. F. 
Killah, R. Jervis; 258— E. F. Lehman, J. C. G. Wickens, W. J. Morgan, 

D. L. Gold, J. J. Macpherson, N. A. Mills; 260— W. A. Hamilton, J. E. 
Perrin, J. G. Rochon; 261— A. Lawson, G. Saad; 263— F. R. Smith, J. V. 
White, G. Holmes. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Otto Lounsbury, 7615 E. C. Row, R.R. #2, 
Tecumseh N8N 2M1 

47 Wellington Chatham 119 King Cyrus Leamington 



110 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

71 Prince of Wales Essex 153 Sombra Wallaceburg 

73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 

80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 

88 MacNabb Dresden 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 
R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Burton Johnson, R.R. #4, Alvinston NON 1A0 

3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer Aylmer 

5 St. George's London 150 London London 

15 Wawanosh Sarnia 214 Vimy Inwood 

53 Bruce Petrolia 238 The St. Andrew London 

54 Palestine St. Thomas 242 St. Paul's Lambeth 

74 Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 

78 Minnewawa Parkhill 252 Hiawatha Sarnia 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 
R. Ex. Comp. Jack Allen Petrie, Box 160, Straffordville N0J 1Y0 

18 Oxford Woodstock 115 Brant Paris 

20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 

23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41 Harris Ingersoll 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Boswell, 16 Wilsonview, Apt. 607, Guelph NIG 1V4 

32 Waterloo Gait 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 

40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 

67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 

83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Preston 

117 Kitchener Kitchener 

HAMILTON DISTRICT NO. 5 
R. Ex. Comp. John W. Fulkerson, 96 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton L9C 4M7 

2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 

6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 

75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 

104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 

155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King David Burlington 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 
R. Ex. Comp. Ross N. Kercher, R.R. 2, Kippen N0M 2E0 

24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 

30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 

46 St. James St. Marys 146 Bernard Listowel 

63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 

66 The Malloch Seaforth 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 
R. Ex. Comp. Clark S. Brooks, 13 Hunter Rd., Grimsby L3M 4A3 

19 Mount Mcriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 

29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55 Niagara . Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 

57 King Hiram Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 

64 Willson Welland 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 111 

TORONTO EAST No. S 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Morgan, Box 130, 29 Maple St., Uxbridge 

LOC 1K0 

4 St. Andrew & St. John 205 Victoria Thornhill 

Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 

8 King Solomon Toronto 225 Beaver Toronto 

62 York Leaside 235 Aurora Aurora 

79 Orient Toronto 241 University Thornhill 

135 Succoth Uxbridge 258 Tyrian Stouffville 

145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 263 The Scarborough, Scarborough 

TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston, 48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington M9A 3N8 

77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 

91 Toronto-Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit Port Credit 

138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 

195 Peel Brampton 232 King Cyrus Toronto 

212 Mount Sinai Richmond Hill 233 Oakwood Leaside 

215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 

219 Ulster Weston 260 Centennial Streetsville 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 
R. Ex. Comp. George H. Cooke, 535 High St., Orillia L3V 4X9 

27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 

34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikevvana Midland 
56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 

130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound 

ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 10 
R. Ex. Comp. Stephen E. Tripp, 37 St. George St., Lindsay K9V 1M6 

28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 

35 Keystone Whitby 110 Warkworth Warkworth 

36 Corinthian Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 

37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 

45 Excelsior Colborne 249 Palestine Bowmanville 

48 St. John's Cobourg 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

R. Ex. Comp. A. Vers. McMurray, Gilmour, Ont. K0L 1W0 

7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 

26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 

31 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 

44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship Belleville 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon A. Forbes, 405 Joseph St., Box 158, Kemptville 

K0G 1J0 

1 Ancient Frontenac and 68 Maitland Kemptville 

Cataraqui Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 

22 Grenville Prescott 113 Covenant Cornwall 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque 
Brockville 



112 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick F. Horton, 2434 Thorson Ave., Ottawa K2C 1M5 

16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

114 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Russell 

116 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 

133 St. Francis Smiths Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 

143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. George A. Pape, 512 East Mary, Thunder Bay F P7E 4K3 

82 Shuniah Port Arthur 152 Alberton Fort Frances 

90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 

140 Fort William Fort William 259 Quetico Atikokan 

149 Atwood Rainy River 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Robinson, 175 Spruce Ave., Elliot Lake P5A 2C7 

95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 

102 Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 257 Espanola Espanola 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold G. Fick, 99 Fifth St., Kirkland Lake P2N 1T7 

169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake 



FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTER FOR 1975 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Ex. Comp. R. D. Pickell, 163 
Glengarry Rd., Kingston. 

2 The Hiram— Ex. Comp. George McFedries, 79 McElroy Rd. East, 
Hamilton. 

3 St. John's, London — Ex. Comp. David Morton, 589 Rington Cres., 
London. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— Ex. Comp. M. L. Clark, 7403 Darcel Ave., 
Unit 37, Mississauga. 

5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. John Ferguson Murdoch, 33 Goldwick 
Cres., London. 

6 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Chris Nates, 15 Duff St., Hamilton. 

7 The Moira — Ex. Comp. Bazel Campney, 147 Avondale Rd., Belleville. 

8 King Solomon's — Ex. Comp. Donald Slean, 19 Hollyhedge Dr., 
Scarborough. 

15 Wawanosh — Ex. Comp. Edmund Ezekiel Bredin, 1721 Mater Dr., 
Sarnia. 

16 Carleton — Ex. Comp. Charles Anderson, 293 Summit Ave., Ottawa. 

18 Oxford— Ex. Comp. O. T. G. Martin, 662 Glencairn St., Woodstock. 

19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. Albert E. Kennedy, 32 Trelawne Dr., 
St. Catharines. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 113 

20 Mount Horeb — Ex. Comp. Arne Jensen Zabell, 321 Colborne St., 
Brantford. 

22 Grenville — Ex. Comp. John Kelso, R.R. #4, Prescott. 

23 Ezra — Ex. Comp. N. Eric Jensen, 24 Beckett Blvd., Simcoe. 

24 Tecumseh— Ex. Comp. John Yuill, 70 Charles St., Stratford. 

26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. Ronald Poste, 16 Belvedere Rd., Trenton. 

27 Manitou— Ex. Comp. P. D. Kett, 2300 Confederation Pkwy., Apt. 
1208, Mississauga. 

28 Pentalpha— Ex. Comp. J. Finch, 390 Elizabeth St., Oshawa. 

29 McCallum — Ex. Comp. George Green, R.R. #8, Dunnville. 

30 Huron — Ex. Comp. W. Harold Knisley, 345 Eldon St., Goderich. 

31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. David Hickman, Box 1334, Picton. 

32 Waterloo — Ex. Comp. Samvelson Alder, R.R. #4, Durham. 

34 Signet— Ex. Comp. G. E. Styles, Big Cedar Estates, R.R, #1, Hawk- 
stone. 

35 Keystone, Whitby— Ex. Comp. Bernard A. Box, Box 49, Top St., 
Pickering. 

36 Corinthian — Ex. Comp. D. Clark, 243 King George St., Peterborough. 

37 Victoria, Port Hope — Ex. Comp. R. J. Hughes, 75 Francis St., Port 
Hope. 

40 Guelph — Ex. Comp. David H. Traves, 11 Caribou Cres., Guelph. 

41 Harris — Ex. Comp. Alexander James McLeod, Kintore. 

44 Mount Sinai, Napanee — Ex. Comp. Joseph Paquette, 17 Graham St. 
West, Napanee. 

45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. Francis Cowie, R.R. #2, Castleton. 

46 St. James — Ex. Comp. Thomas Marriott, St. Marys. 

47 Wellington— Ex. Comp. W. T. Bennett, 139 Aberdeen St., Merlin. 

48 St. John's, Cobourg — Ex. Comp. George Andrew Finnie, R.R. #1, 
Port Hope. 

53 Bruce— Ex. Comp. E. E. "Ted" Hayes, R.R. #1, Corunna. 

54 Palestine, St. Thomas — Ex. Comp. John Zegers, R.R. #1, St. Thomas. 

55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. Stanley Welstead, R.R. #4, St. Catharines. 

56 Georgian— Ex. Comp. William Kyte, 1568 - 3rd Ave., E., Owen 
Sound. 

57 King Hiram— Ex. Comp. D. Barlow, 100 Pelham St. N., Fonthill. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — Ex. Comp. Vaughan Russell, Oxford Ave., 
Brockville. 

61 Granite— Ex. Comp. Wright Mohr, 2133 Navaho Dr., Ottawa. 

62 York— Ex. Comp. E. J. Francey, 14 Hester Court, Thornhill. 

63 Havelock — Ex. Comp. George A. Stewart, Kincardine. 

64 Wilson— Ex. Comp. M. J. Whyte, R.R. #1, Welland. 

66 The Malloch— R. Ex. Comp. O. Oke, Seaforth. 

67 Enterprise — Ex. Comp. John D. Dyer, Box 324, Palmerston. 

68 Maitland— Ex. Comp. Frederick N. Whaley, Box 207, Kemptville. 

69 Grimsby— Ex. Comp. Steve Yonick, 112 Highland Pk. Dr., Beams- 
ville. 

71 Prince of Wales — R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Leonard Potter, Essex. 

72 Keystone, Stirling— Ex. Comp. Ross Lain, 244 Church St., Stirling. 

73 Erie— Ex. Comp. Charles Douglas Krieger, R.R. #3, Kent Bridge. 



114 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

74 Beaver, Strathroy — Ex. Comp. John Carmen Patterson, 232 Adelaide 
St., Strathroy. 

75 St. Clair, Milton— Ex. Comp. Edwin Joyce, 171 Heslop Rd., Milton. 

76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp. T. N. Dewar, 6521 Drummond Rd., Apt. 
705, Niagara Falls. 

77 Occident— Ex. Comp. Sam. F. Hall, 666 Merton St., Toronto. 

78 Minnewawa — Ex. Comp. Allan Metcalfe, Forest. 

79 Orient — Ex. Comp. G. A. Vardy, 48 Atlee Ave., Scarborough. 

80 Ark — Ex. Comp. James N. Napier, 1795 Gladstone Ave., Windsor. 

81 Aylmer — V. Ex. Comp. Reginald McKie, 11 Forest St., Aylmer. 

82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. Arne Kristoffer Lie, 415 W. Donald St., 
Thunder Bay. 

83 Ionic, Orangeville — Ex. Comp. James Edward Robertson, 42 First 
St., Orangeville. 

84 Lebanon, Wingham — Ex. Comp. Ken H. Saxton, Wingham. 

88 MacNabb— Ex. Comp. Gordon Glen Stevens, Oil Springs, R.R. #1. 

90 Golden — Ex. Comp. William Ross Home, 412 Front St., Keewatin. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity— Ex. Comp. J. Kline, 186 Church St. E., Apt. 209, 
Brampton. 

94 Midland— Ex. Comp. Earl Stevens, R.R. #1, Haliburton. 

95 Tuscan— Ex. Comp. R. T. Grieve, 584 Byng St., Sudbury. 

102 Algonquin — Ex. Comp. D. Martineau, 67 Birch St., Sault Ste. Marie. 

103 St. John's, North Bay— Ex. Comp. William H. D. Gibson, 150 Granite 
St., North Bay. 

104 White Oak— Ex. Comp. Ernest J. Reddie, 510 Valley Dr., Oakville. 
110 Warkworth — Ex. Comp. Wayne McLellan, R.R. #1, Fraserville. 

112 St. John's Morrisburg — Ex. Comp. F. G. Devaul, Morrisburg. 

113 Covenant— Ex. Comp. Harry Palfrey, 324 Eighth St. W., Cornwall. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Thomas Erwin Sullivan, 160' Third St., 
Arnprior. 

115 Brant — Ex. Comp. Wm. Thompson, 184 Grand River N., Paris. 

116 Maple — Ex. Comp. Andrew J. Dickie, Box 1102, Carleton Place. 

117 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. John E. Welker, 239 Rodney St., Waterloo. 
119 King Cyrus, Leamington — Ex. Comp. Michael F. Fritsch, R.R. #1, 

Cottam. 

129 Elliott — Ex. Comp. Leonard Brouse, Mitchell. 

130 Chantry — Ex. Comp. Alex McLaggan, R.R. #2, Dobbinton. 

131 Amabel — Ex. Comp. William Saranchuk, Wiarton. 

132 Leeds — Ex. Comp. William B. DeWolfe, Gananoque. 

133 St. Francis— Ex. Comp. R. J. Van Meer, 80 Russell St. E., Smiths 
Falls. 

134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. James Gibbs, R.R. #1 Oakwood. 

135 Succoth— Ex. Comp. W. A. Smith, R.R. #1, Uxbridge. 

138 Shekinah — Ex. Comp. Chris Stewart Beaton, Box 331, Station 'H', 

Toronto. 
140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. Tom Riley, 434 So. Norah St., Thunder 

Bay, "F". 

143 Glengarry — Ex. Comp. William D. Wiseman, R.R. #2, Finch. 

144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. John Schneider, Box 400, Brighton. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 115 

145 The St. Patrick — Ex. Comp. James W. Gerrard, 82 Glenwood Cres., 
Toronto. 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Lloyd Nickel, Fordwich. 

147 Lucknow — R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Evans, Whitechurch. 

148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill— R. Ex. Comp. M. J. McLeod, 488 Smer- 
don St., Hawkesbury. 

149 Atwood — Ex. Comp. Andrew William Martinson, Rainy River. 

150 London— Ex. Comp. Keith B. S. Roden, 166 Bruce St., London. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Melvin Pilatzke, 584 Boundary Rd., Pem- 
broke. 

152 Alberton— R. Ex. Comp. Malcolm Frank Hemmens, 235 - 3rd St., 
Fort Frances. 

153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. Frederick Baker, R.R. #1, Port Lambton. 

155 Ancaster— Ex. Comp. Robert Lundy, 121 Hunter St. W., Apt. 1208, 
Hamilton. 

161 Madoc — Eugene Pigden, Madoc. 

167 Kichikewana — Ex. Comp. Ronald Josland, P.O. Box 593, Midland. 

168 Ionic, Campbellford — Ex. Comp. Keith Tompkins, R.R. #2, Marmora. 

169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. Donald A. Fraser, Box 1104, Haileybury. 

175 The Hamilton — Ex. Comp. J. Ashton Turner, 30 Bromley Dr., 

Hamilton. 
184 Hugh Murray — Ex. Comp. Gerald Floyd Hughes, 168 Lavinia St., 

Fort Erie. 
195 Peel— Ex. Comp. K. Flynn, 80 Scott St., Brampton. 
198 Couchiching — Ex. Comp. L. Pickering, Laclie St., Orillia. 
205 Victoria, Thornhill— Ex. Comp. Harry Rigby, 233 Ruggles Ave., 

Richmond Hill. 

210 Kitchener, Russell — Ex. Comp. Lynn H. Prophet, Edwards. 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto — Ex. Comp. Richard Adams, 28 Dempster St., 
Agincourt. 

213 Northern Lights — Ex. Comp. A. Nissen, R.R. #1, Timmins. 

214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. John E. Randall, Shamrock St., Oil City. 

215 Mimico — Ex. Comp. Alex Lawrence, 1015 Roosevelt Rd., Apt. 806, 
Mississauga. 

217 St. Alban's— Ex. Comp. Edward J. Coe, R.R. #1, Ashburn. 

218 Prince Edward, Shelburne — Ex. Comp. H. R. Stewart, Shelburne, 
R.R. #2. 

219 Ulster— Ex. Comp. S. Pilcher, 44 Dunning- Cres., Toronto. 

220 Lebanon, Etobicoke— Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, 352 Vodden St., 
Brampton. 

221 Durham— Ex. Comp. Allan Dawson, 517 - 13th St., Hanover 

222 Ottawa— Ex. Comp. Donald Mott Lusignan, 1203 - 20 Chesterton 
Dr., Ottawa. 

223 Abitibi — Ex. Comp. Charles George Critchley, Montieth. 

224 Keystone, Hamilton — Ex. Comp. Melvin H. Devins, 150 Mohawk 
Rd. E., Hamilton. 

225 Beaver — Ex. Comp. William Henshaw, 31 Wiley Ave., Toronto. 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth— Ex. Comp. Donald H. Sears, R.R. #1, 
Perth Road. 

227 Quinte Friendship— Ex. Comp. Harold J. McNish, Box 321, Belleville. 



116 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

230 Port Credit— Ex. Comp. G. Albert Lennox, 7110 Darcel Ave., Mis- 
sissauga. 

231 St. Clair, Toronto — Ex. Comp. Christiaan Goetz, 54 Dalegrove Cr., 
Islington. 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto— Ex. Comp. F. Bert C. Lindley, 156 Eastwood 
Rd., Toronto. 

233 Oakwood— Ex. Comp. W. Young, 2 Bond Ave., Don Mills. 

234 Halton — Ex. Comp. Leroy Norton, 60 Sargent Rd., Georgetown. 

235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. J. McLernon, Box 318, Oak Ridges. 

236 Caledonia — Ex. Comp. Leslie Richardson, 22 Arygle St., Caledonia. 

238 The St. Andrew— Ex. Comp. James Phin Jr., 191 Clarke Side Rd., 
London. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. Karl Wright, Blenheim. 

240 Smithville— Ex. Comp. L. K. Shrum, Smithville. 

241 University— Ex. Comp. Charles S. Gulston, 49 Thorncliffe Pk. Dr., 
Apt. 1604, Toronto. 

242 St. Paul's, Lambeth— Ex. Comp. D. Paquette, 166 Southdale Rd. W., 
Unit 45, London. 

243 McKay — Ex. Comp. Lloyd Vansickle, 47 Broker Dr., Hamilton. 

245 Preston — Ex. Comp. Norm Cook, 206 Wilfred Ave., Kitchener. 

246 Humber — Ex. Comp. G. S. Johnson, 29 Bairstow Cres., Rexdale. 

247 Nilestown — Ex. Comp. Eric Stahlin, 5 Tweedsmuir Ave., London. 

248 Dochert — Ex. Comp. Stanley Munro, Fitzroy Harbour. 

249 Palestine, Bowmanville — Ex. Comp. Royal S. Hall, Newtonville. 

250 Thomas Peters— Ex. Comp. William A. MacMillan, 13149 Riverside 
Dr., Tecumseh. 

251 Kirkland — Ex. Comp. Robert F. McLeod, Box 534, Kirkland Lake. 

252 Hiawatha — Ex. Comp. Richard D. Jacobs, 641 Montego Dr., Bur- 
lington. 

253 Regal— Ex. Comp. Willard Challand, 14 Garden St., Simcoe. 

254 Golden Star — Ex. Comp. Condon Gerald Gould, 268 Van Home Ave., 
Dryden. 

255 Tillsonburg— Ex. Comp. Burton Vyse, R.R. #2, Glen Meyer. 

257 Espanola — Ex. Comp. Jos. E. Robinson, 175 Spruce Ave., Elliot 
Lake. 

258 Tyrian— Ex. Comp. S. Rountree, 4795 Hwy. No. 7, R.R. #3, Wood- 
bridge. 

259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. Duncan H. Russell, Box 1013, Atikokan;. 

260 Centennial — Ex. Comp. Allan Waite, 2 Riverlea Ave., Weston. 

261 Seguin — Ex. Comp. Stanley L. Tonkin, 44 Bay St., Parry Sound. 

262 King David — Ex. Comp. John E. Brittain, 4171 Inglewood Dr., 
Burlington. 

263 Scarborough — Ex. Comp. F. J. M. Major, 22 Lascelles Blvd., Apt. 
307, Toronto. 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS FOR 1975-1976 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — R. Ex. Comp. Robert H. Seymour, 
3 Third Ave., Kingston K7K 2J4. 

2 The Hiram— R. Ex. Comp. Wilfred James Curtis, 795 Eagle Dr., 
Burlington L7T 3A1. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 117 

3 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. Chas. G. Smuck, 400 Beaverbrae Dr., 
Apt. 405, London N6H 1W3. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— R. Ex. Comp. Keith L. Bellamy, 25 Fern- 
croft Dr., Scarborough M1N 2X3. 

5 St. George's— V. Ex. Comp. Malcolm McRae, 1312 Brydges St., 
London N5W 2C4. 

6 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave., Hamilton 
L8H 5G9. 

7 The Moira— V. Ex. Comp. S. H. Lennox, 265 Bleecker Ave., Belle- 
ville K8N 3V3. 

8 King Solomon's — V. Ex. Comp. Art Otis, 121 Divadale Dr., Toronto 
M4G 2P3. 

15 Wawanosh — V. Ex. Comp. Samuel A. Roberts, 1083 Exmouth St., 
Sarnia N7S 1W4. 

16 Carleton — Comp. Stuart Gilmour, 616 Kirkwood Ave., Apt. 501, 
Ottawa K1Z 5X6. 

18 Oxford— Ex. Comp. W. David Richards, 205 Bower Hill Rd., Wood- 
stock N4S 2N5. 

19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. Frederick Chess, 23 Lancaster Ave., St. 
Catharines L2R 2R7. 

20 Mount Horeb — V. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Cox, 30 Miles Ave., Brant- 
ford N3R 5B3. 

22 Grenville — Ex. Comp. G. R. Drummond, R.R. #2, Spencerville 
K0E 1X0. 

23 Ezra — V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Thompson, 71 Queensway W., Simcoe 
N3Y 2M8. 

24 Tecumseh— Comp. David McDermott, R.R. #5, Stratford N5A 6S6. 

26 St. Mark's — Ex. Comp. F. Bowman, 11 Coleman Dr., Trenton 
K8V 3A5. 

27 Manitou— V. Ex. Comp. R. A. Barker, 90 Third St., Collingwood 
L9Y 1K5. 

28 Pentalpha— Comp. Floyd T. Fowler, 367 Elizabeth St., Oshawa 
L1J 5S7. 

29 McCallum — Comp. George Robertson, 423 Helena St., Dunnville 
N1A 2T1. 

30 Huron— R. Ex. Comp. Wm. G. Treble, R.R. #5, Goderich N7A 3Y2. 

31 Prince Edward— V. Ex. Comp. Fred R. Greatrix, 205 Main St., 
Box 882, Picton K0K 2T0. 

32 Waterloo — V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Johnson, 55 Lansdowne Rd. S., Gait 
N1S 2T5. 

34 Signei^Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell, 282 Essa Rd., Barrie. 

35 Keystone— V. Ex. Comp. T. R. Tompkins, 112 St. Peter St., Whitby 
LIN Ul. 

36 Corinthian — R. Ex. Comp. David Miller, 312 Boswell Ave., Peter- 
borough K9J 5G3. 

37 Victoria— R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Meldrum, 19 Scriven Blvd., Port 
Hope L1A 3R3. 

40 Guelph— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Quant, 4 Caledonia St., Guelph 
NIG 2C5. 

41 Harris— R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro N0J 1J0. 
44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. Jesse P. MacLean, 253 Camden Rd., 

Napanee K7R 1E5. 



118 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

45 Excelsior— R. Ex. Comp. D. D. M. Peebles, R.R. #3, Colborne 
KOK ISO 

46 St. James— Ex. Comp. V. R. Hearn, St. Marys NOM 2V0. 

47 Wellington — Ex. Comp. Wm. A. Evans, 84 Richmond St., Chatham 
N7M 4V0. 

48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Wm. F. Thompson, "Fairview", R.R. #4, 
Cobourg K9A 4J7. 

53 Bruce— V. Ex. Comp. Robert. M. Story, 450 Greenfield St., Box 765, 
Petrolia NON 1R0. 

54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. G. Robt. Jackson, 68 Balaclava St., St. Thomas 
N5P 3C4. 

55 Niagara — Comp. E. W. Aldridge, 6 Youngblut St., St. Catharines 
L2N INI. 

56 Georgian — Ex. Comp. Wilfred K. Trefry, 679 Second Ave., Owen 
Sound N4K 5N6. 

57 King Hiram— Ex. Comp. L. L. Doan, 801 Elm St., Port Colborne 
L3K 4R5. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — V. Ex. Comp. James G. Ruston, 164 James 
St. E., Brockville K6V 1L3. 

61 Granite— Comp. Robt. A. Young, R.R. #3, Almonte KOA 1A0. 

62 York— Ex. Comp. J. S. Shield, 15 Cousins Dr., Aurora L4G 1B2. 

63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. R. Carl Pollock, Box 764, Kincardine NOG 2G0. 

64 Willson— R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L, McKeand, 5 Birchmount Dr., Welland 
L3C 4A9. 

66 Malloch— Ex. Comp. Keith Sharp, Box 819, Seaforth NOK 1W0. 

67 Enterprise — R. Ex. Comp. L. E. Morphy, Box 188, Palmerston 
NOG 2P0. 

68 Maitland — R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. J. Purcell, Box 9, Oxford Station 
KOG 1T0. 

69 Grimsby— Ex. Comp. W. Faithbrother, Box 674, Beamsville LOR 1B0. 

71 Prince of Wales— R. Ex. Comp. R. Charles Brushett, Box 68, Essex 
NOR 1E0. 

72 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Lindsay Sills, R.R. #3, Stirling KOK 3E0. 

73 Erie— Ex. Comp. James C. Lyttle, Box 1073, Ridgetown NOP 2C0. 

74 Beaver— Ex. Comp. M. E. Gare, 24 Front St. E., Strathroy N7G 1Y4. 

75 St. Clair— R. Ex. Comp. C. G. Lewington, 336 Pearl St., Milton 
L9T 1M4. 

76 Mount Nebo — R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington, Niagara Parkway, 
Queenston LOS 1L0. 

77 Occident— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. F. Damp, Stn. "H" (Res.: 63 South- 
vale Dr.) Toronto M4G 1G4. 

78 Minnewawa— V. Ex. Comp. Chas. J. Fox, R.R. #5, Parkhill 
NOM 2K0. 

79 Orient — Comp. Desmond Ewins, 102 Scarboro Ave., West Hill 
MIC 1M4. 

80 Ark— Ex. Comp. Albert Marsden, 335 St. John St., Windsor N8S 3T6. 

81 Aylmer— Ex. Comp. Roy Sinden, 35 Dufferin St., Aylmer N5H 2L7. 

82 Shuniah — Ex. Comp. W. Arthur Cheetham, Box 2042, Thunder Bay 
P7B 5E7. 

83 Ionic— Comp. W. A. Jackson, Box 21, R.R. #5, Orangeville L9W 2Z2. 

84 Lebanon— V. Ex. Comp. John McLean, R.R. #1, Wroxeter NOG 2X0. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 119 

88 MacNabb— Ex. Comp. Grant E. H. Brandon, Box 399, 892 North 
St., Dresden NOP 1M0. 

90 Golden— V. Ex. Comp. F. 0. Alcock, c/o Masonic Temple, 413 - 2nd 
St. S., Kenora P9N 1G7. 

91 Toronto-Antiquitv — Ex. Comp. N. C. Gourlie, 27 Khartoum Ave., 
Scarborough M1K 3Y2. 

94 Midland— Comp. Ivan B. Brown, R.R. #2, Lindsay K9V 4R2. 

95 Tuscan— R. Ex. Comp. W. B. Walker, Box 142, Sudbury P3E 4N5. 

102 Algonquin — Comp. Earl E. McWilliams, 10 Lansdowne Ave., Sault 
Ste. Marie P6B 1K3. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Arthur J. Scott, 675 Birchwood Rd., North 
Bay P1B 4T4. 

104 White Oak— V. Ex. Comp. S. R. Amos, 87 Birch Hill Lane, Oakville 
L6K 2P1. 

110 Warkworth— Comp. William G. Taylor, Box 13, Warkworth 
K0K 3K0. 

112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. G. W. Thorn, 76 Lakeshore Dr., Box 99, 
Morrisburg KOC 1X0. 

113 Covenant— Ex. Comp. R. A. Young, 245-22 Yates Rd., Apt. 9, 
Cornwall K6V 4N1. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Harold Skinner, 547 Fortington St., Renfrew 
K7V 1E5. 

115 Brant— Comp. Ben Duncan, Box 172, Drumbo N0J 1G0. 

116 Maple — R. Ex. Comp. Mervyn P. Morris, Box 804, Carleton Place 
K0A 1J0. 

117 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. Frank L. Barrett, 34 Sheldon Ave. N., 
Kitchener N2H 3M2. 

119 King Cyrus— V. Ex. Comp. Donald A. Robinson, 62 Oak St. W., 
Leamington N8H 2B3. 

129 Elliot— V. Ex. Comp. W. H. Cheoros, Box 115, Mitchell N0K 1N0. 

130 Chantry — Ex. Comp. James Kennedy, Box 156, Southampton 
N0H 2L0. 

131 Amabel— V. Ex. Comp. Orville B. Greig, Box 356, Wiarton N0H 2T0. 

132 Leeds— Comp. A. L. Wheeler, Box 149, Gananoque K0H 1R0. 

133 St. Francis— V. Ex. Comp. G. P. Marshall, 25 McEwen Ave., Smiths 
Falls K7A 2K2. 

134 King Darius— V. Ex. Comp. Ronald Bivens, Box 269, Sutton West 
L0E 1R0. 

135 Succoth— V. Ex. Comp. H. V. Watson, 27 Main St., Box 397, Uxbridge 
L0C 1K0. 

138 Shekinah — V. Ex. Comp. Bernard W. Spencer, 19 Alicewood Ct., 
Rexdale M9V 3Y1. 

140 Fort William— R. Ex. Comp. W. S. Shaver, 707 Ruskin Cres., 
Thunder Bay "F" P7E 2C9. 

143 Glengarry— Comp. Roderick F. McRae, Box 2, Maxville KOC 1T0. 

144 Presqu'ile— Ex. Comp. Frank Lindsey, Box 402, Brighton K0K 1H0. 

145 The St. Patrick — Comp. Murray B. Henderson, 25 Parkway Forest 
Dr., ^1006, Willowdale M2J 1L4. 

146 Bernard— Ex. Comp. Bert Hastings, Box 324, 248 Main St. E., 
Listowel NOG 3A0. 

147 Lucknow — Ex. Comp. Gordon Montgomery, Lucknow NOG 2H0. 



120 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

148 St. John's— Ex. Comp. W. L. Barnes, 43 Mill Entrance St., Hawkes- 
bury K6A 2L1. 

149 Atwood— Ex. Comp. Wm. B. Warner, Rainy River POW 1L0. 

150 London — V. Ex. Comp. Bloss E. Doupe, 419 Randol Dr., London 
N6J 1C5. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Frank A. Simpson, 6 Michael Cres., Peta- 
wawa K8H 2L6. 

152 Alberton— Ex. Comp. E. A. Langstaff, P.O. Box 516, Fort Frances 
P9A 3M8. 

153 Sombra— V. Ex. Comp. Thomas R. Kenny, R.R. #6, Wallaceburg 
N8A 4L3. 

155 Ancaster — V. Ex. Comp. George A. Penny, R.R. #2, Ancaster 

L9G 3L1. 
161 Madoc— V. Ex. Comp. D. Kernohan, Box 519, Madoc KOK 2R0. 

167 Kichikewana — V. Ex. Comp. Karl E. Morrison, 523 Elizabeth St., 
Midland L4R 2A2. 

168 Ionic— Ex. Comp. F. W. Long, Box 143, Campbellford KOL 1L0. 

169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. Thomas L. MacDougall, Box 425, New 
Liskeard POJ IPO. 

175 The Hamilton — Ex. Comp. Gerald H. R. Crawshaw, 176 West 35th 

St., Hamilton L9C 5K8. 
184 Hugh Murray — Ex. Comp. A. R. Fast, 12 Wintemute St., Fort Erie 

L2A 2N6. 

195 Peel— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, 40 David St., Brampton L6X 1J5. 

198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. A. G. Cook, 14 Victoria Cres., Box 822, 

Orillia L3V 6K8. 
205 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale 

M2N 3W1. 
210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Stanley, Box 10, Russell K0A 3B0. 

212 Mount Sinai — R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, 3905 Bathurst St., 
Apt. 201, Downsview M3H 3N7. 

213 Northern Lights— Ex. Comp. L. H. Netherton, Box 486, South 
Porcupine PON 1H0. 

214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. S. J. Mitchell, Box 604, River St. N., R.R. #6, 
Alvinston N0N 1A0. 

215 Mimico— Ex. Comp. D. J. Campbell, 65 - 16th St., Toronto M8V 3J9; 
July and August): Ex. Comp. G. H. Stuart, 506 Comanche Rd., 
Mississauga. 

217 St. Alban's— V. Ex. Comp. Colin C. Kerr, 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scar- 
borough M1P 1W4. 

218 Prince Edward— V. Ex. Comp. J. A. Mawdsley, Shelburne L0N ISO. 

219 Ulster — Comp. Edward Conyers, 3480 Bannerhill Ave., Mississauga 
L4X 1V1. 

220 Lebanon— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Creech, 20 Great Oak Dr., Islington 
M9A 1M9. 

221 Durham — V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Hooper, R.R. #4, Durham 
NOG 1R0. 

222 Ottawa — Comp. W. Earl Tuck, 2055 Carling Ave., Apt. 306, Ottawa 
K2A 1G6. 

223 Abitibi — R. Ex. Comp. Horace A. Jones, Box 125, Iroquois Falls 
P0K 1E0. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 121 

224 Keystone— Ex. Comp. W. Hayes, 291 West 5th St., Hamilton 
L9C 3P1. 

225 Beaver — V. Ex. Comp. John T. Wallace, 33 Inwood Ave., Toronto 
M4J 3Y2. 

226 Prince of Wales — Comp. J. Howard Gibbs, R.R. #3, Mountain Grove 
KOH 2E0. 

227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. George E. Mountford, 94 Golfdale 
Rd., Belleville K8N 4A7. 

230 Port Credit— Comp. Roy L. Peck, 1300 Minnewaska Trail, Missis- 
sauga L5G 3S5. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Johnson, 100 Alexander St., Apt. 
402, Toronto M4Y 1B9. 

232 King Cyrus — Ex. Comp. John Jollymore, 1560 Lawrence Ave. W., 
Apt. 509, Toronto M6L 1B9. 

233 Oakwood— R. Ex. Comp. Don Wilson, 23 Baskerville Cres., Etobicoke 
M9C 1T6. 

234 Halton — R. Ex. Comp. Irwin G. Noble, 15 Noble Court, Georgetown 
L7G 1M5. 

235 Aurora — V. Ex. Comp. John Hepple, 63 Larmont St., Aurora 
L4G 1V8. 

236 Caledonia— R. Ex. Comp. Charles K. Matteson, R.R. #1 Caledonia 
N0A 1A0. 

238 The St. Andrew— V. Ex. Comp. Donald H. Thomson, 285 Tweeds- 
muir Ave., London N5W 1L5. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. Lloyd F. Guyett, R.R. #1, Blenheim NOP 1A0. 

240 Smithville— R. Ex. Comp. L. T. Vail, R.R. #2, Beamsville LOR 1B0. 

241 University— R. Ex. Comp. O. Roy Roberts, 134 Old Orchard Grove, 
Toronto M5M 2E3. 

242 St. Paul's— V. Ex. Comp. Chester L. Philip, 87 Downing Cres., 
London N6C 3C7. 

243 McKay — Ex. Comp. Christopher King, 2087 Victoria Ave., Burling- 
ton L7R 1R6. 

245 Preston— Ex. Comp. Don C. Brewer, 1080 Rose St., Cambridge (P) 
N3H 2G3. 

246 Humber — V. Ex. Comp. D. G. Trumpess, 14 Mayo Dr., Toronto 
M6L 2X2. 

247 Nilestown — Comp. Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 746 Galloway Cres., 
London N6J 2Y7. 

248 Dochert— Ex. Comp. Lindon Jump, 84 Edey St., Amprior K7S 1C1. 

249 Palestine— Comp. John G. Manuel, Box 21, Bowmanville L1C 3K8. 

250 Thomas Peter's— R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, 2297 Parkwood Ave., 
Windsor N8W 2K1. 

251 Kirkland— Comp. A. Morgen, 100 Third St., Kirkland Lake P2N 1S8. 

252 Hiawatha— Comp. E. D. Mann, 1442 Colborne Rd., Sarnia N7V 3L9 

253 Regal— R. Ex. Comp. Bruce E. Reid, P.O. Box 543, Port Dover 
N0A 1N0. 

254 Golden Star— Ex. Comp. Robt. G. Amos, 113 King St., Dryden 
P8N 1C1. 

255 Tillsonburg— V. Ex. Comp. W. Ross Wittet, 191 Lisgar Ave., #201, 
Tillsonburg N4G 3L5. 

257 Espanola— Ex. Comp. Alvin H. Wood, Box 76, Gore Bay POP 1H0. 

258 Tyrian— Comp. J. Scott, 84 Lynnbrook Dr., Scarborough M1H 2M8. 



122 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



Swanbergson, Box 608, Atikokan 
73 Britannia Rd. W., 



259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. Einar I. 
POT ICO. 

260 Centennial — Comp. Thomas Stonehouse, 
Streetsville L5M 1R2. 

261 Seguin — Comp. J. E. Simms, 2 James St., Parry Sound P2A 1T2. 

262 King David— R. Ex. Comp. Henry G. Edgar, 1411 Olga Dr., Bur- 
lington L7S ILL 

263 Scarborough — Comp. A. Hutton, 10 Carabob Court, Apt. 814, Agin- 
court MIT 3N5. 



Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1975 



*W. M. Wilson 1857 

♦Thompson Wilson 1858 

*T. D. Harington 1958- 

*John C. Franck 1861- 

*T. D. Harington 1863- 

7-8-1 

*S. B. Harmon 1872 

*C. D. Macdonell 1873 

*Jas. Seymour 1874 

♦L. H. Henderson 1875- 

*F. J. Menet 1877- 

*Daniel Spry 1879- 

"'Donald Ross 1881- 

*H. Macpherson 1883- 

♦Thos. Sargant 1885- 

♦Rob. Hendry Jr 1887 

♦R. B. Hungerford 1888- 

*J. J. Mason 1890- 

*J. E. Harding 1892- 

•J. Ross Robertson 1894- 

*M. Walsh 1896- 

♦Wm. G. Reid 1899- 

*Wm. Gibson 1901- 

♦A. Shaw 1903- 

♦William Roaf 1905- 

"•John Leslie 1907- 

♦George Moore 1909- 

*Fred W. Harcourt 1911 

♦Daniel F. MacWatt 1913 

♦Wm. S. R. Murch 1915- 

♦A. S. Gorrell 1917- 





*Wm. N. Ponton 


1919-20 




♦H. S. Griffin 


1921 


60 


*Richard H. Spencer 


1922-3 


2 


♦Walter H. Davis 


1924-5 


•4-5-6 


♦Kenneth J. Dunstan 


1926-7 


)-70-l 


♦Edwin Smith 


1928-9 




♦Walter G. Price 


1930-1 




*Chas. W. Haentschel 


1932-3 




♦Alexander Cowan . . . 


1934 


-6 


♦George L. Gardiner 


1935-6 


-8 


♦Wm. Y. Mills 


1937-8 


-80 


♦Llewellyn F. Stephens . . . 


1939-40 


-2 


♦John M. Empey 


1941-2 


-4 


John M. Burden 


1943-4 


-6 


♦Reginald V. Conover 


1945-6 




♦Frederick W. Dean 


1947-8 


9 


♦Clarence MacL. Pitts 


1949-50 


■1 


Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 


1951-2 


•3 


♦John A. M. Taylor 


1953-4 


•5 


John L. House 


1955-6 


-7-8 


*Maurice A. Searle 


1957-8 


-1900 


Bruce H. Smith 


1959-60 


-2 


Charles W. Emmett 


1961-2 


-4 




1963-4 


-6 


James E. Girven 


1965-6 


-8 


♦Stanley Portch 


1967-8 


-10 


G. Harold Shannon 


1969 


-2 


Frederick W. D. Welham . 


1970-1 


-4 


Leo J. Gent 


1972-73 


-6 


William S. Thomson .... 


1974 



Honourary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 



♦Henry Robertson 
♦Kivas Tully 
♦Hugh Murray 
♦Harry H. Watson 
♦E. T. Malone 



Elected Elected 

1888 ♦A. T. Freed 1920 

. . 1891 ♦John M. Gibson 1922 

. 1903 ♦Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

1909 ♦Melville S. Gooderham 1957 

1919 ♦Reginald J. Lewis 1964 



The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958. 

R. Ex. Comp. Sir George Boag, England— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. 

♦R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird, Scotland — Hon. Past Grand Scribe E., 1958. 

R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 

Soi. 1958. 
The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine— Hon. Past Grand Z. 1975. 

Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



♦Thomas B. Harris 1857-1873 

♦R. P. Stephens 1874-1875 

♦Daniel Spry 1876-1877 

♦David McLellan 1878-1891 

♦Thomas Sargent 1892-1898 

♦George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

♦Deceased 



♦Henry T. Smith 1916-1928 

♦Edwin Smith 1929-1949 

*Fred J. Johnson 1949-1959 

♦Maurice A. Searle 1960-1961 

Robert J. Hamilton 1962-1969 

Frederick C. Conley 1970 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 



123 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

AT GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Earl J. McKeever . .... 10 Julia St., Port Hope 

Alberta E. K. Hogaboom 36 Athol Ave., Toronto M8Z 2A4 

Argentina Wm. H. Sproule 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton 

Arizona Edward Marshall Apt. No. 11, 137 Emerald St., 

Hamilton 

Arkansas W. H. Cheetham 374 Morse St., Thunder Bay 

P7A 1G5 

British Columbia Henry F. Motton 1941 Wavell St., London, N5V 1T2 

California B. M. Conron 120 Maple St., Collingwood 

Colorado . Cyril McMullen R.R. No. 5, Belleville 

Connecticut Victor F. Nielsen 119 Earl St., Kingston 

Delaware Wm. J. Grierson 136 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto, 

M5M 1J1 

Dist. of Columbia B. H. Smith 169 Dufferin Ave.. Belleville 

Finland Bryan Alford 42 Forthbridge Dr., Downsview 

Florida Gordon K. Brown 195 Cross Ave., Oakville 

France George A. Phillips 30 Daniel St., Smith Falls 

Georgia E. T. Querney 321 Laura Ave., Sudbury 

Germany Carl Jantzi 44 Cardill Cres., Waterloo, Ont. 

N2L 3Y6 

Idaho Joseph Hessey 510 Southdale Rd., London 

Illinois J. W. Woodland ... 377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto, 

M6B 1K2 

India Charles D. Donald 155 Navy St., Apt. 1004, Oakville 

Indiana W. D. Sturch 20 Edgecliffe Golfway, #802, Don 

Mills, M3C 3A4 

I° wa William S. Thomson . . 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, 

L6J 2N6 
4 Hart Street, Brantford 
28 Yeomans Rd., Downsview 

M3H 3J5 
2297 Parkwood Ave., Windsor 
105 Willard Ave. R.R. 2, Thunder 
Bay P7C 4V1 
689 Colborne Street, London 
315 Bleecker St., Belleville 
22 Connaught Ave., London 



Ireland R. W. E. McFadden 

Israel Irving Ingles 



Kansas Allan A. Leal 

Kentucky Chester J. Miller 



Louisiana Jos. Carson 

Maine Lome E. Vaughan 

Manitoba Arthur W. Ayre . . . 

Maryland Leo J. Gent Box 78, 21 Catharine St., Dorchester 

N0L 1G0 

Massachusetts . Fraser Hay 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel 

Michigan Fred W. D. Welham 548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, 

M1J 1J8 

Minnesota F. Carl Ackert 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, 

N1R 4W4 

Mississippi H. T. C. Humphries .53 Clegg Street, Ottawa 

Missouri John R. Brown 243 Forest Hill Rd., Toronto, 

N5P 2N3 
Montana David Harcus R.R. 1, Perkinsfield, Ont. 



Nebraska 
Netherlands 

Nevada 

New Brunswick 
New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 
New South Wales 



A. V. Roy 

Maarten vanWamelen 



Box 57, Naoanee 

1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. 206, 

Mississauga, L4Y 2N9 

V. L. Mutton 66 Roanoke Rd., Don Mills 

George Turner 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor 

N. M. Sprague Trenton 

J. A. Kennedy Apt. 323 Grosvenor St., London 



New York Hallette C. Banks 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London, 



New Zealand 
North Carolina 
North Dakota . 
Nova Scotia 
Ohio 



Harold Ince 
W. Leslie Davies 
E. J. J. Jackson 
Leslie C. Ewener 
A. G. N. Bradshaw 



R. J. Hamilton 
John James Robins 
John L. House 



Oklahoma . . 
Oregon 
Pennsylvania 
Philippines . . . 

Quebec C. W. Emmett 

Queensland Neil A. MacEachern 



N5V 2C4 
82 Spruce Avenue, Thornhill 
711 Cleremont Ave., London 
1833 Devlin Cres., Ottawa K1H 5T5 
961 Toro Street, Sarnia 
655 Waterloo Street, London 

N6B 2R6 
69 Rathburn Rd., Islington, M9A 1R4 
362 Second St., Midland L4R 3R3 
14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 
187 Albert St., Waterloo 



124 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Rhode Island . . Donald L. Attridge .... 1 Highland Cres., Cambridge-Gait, 

N1S 1L5 

Saskatchewan J. E. Girven R.R. 4, Peterborough 

Scotland Colin C. Kerr 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarborough 

M1P 1W4 
South Carolina Robert H. Seymour ... 3 Third Ave., Kingston, K7K 2J4 

South Dakota Frederick C. Conley . 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham 

L3P 2N6 

Switzerland L. B. Morrison 1222 York Mills Road, Apt. 306, 

Don Mills 
Tennessee Chas. Fotheringham . . 79 Fairfield Ave., Kitchener 

N2H 6B9 
Texas Fred Scott 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton 

L8H 5G9 

Utah Lloyd B. Gillespie 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, 

Benmor Towers, Peterborough, 
Ont. K9J 6N6 

Vermont Norman Farrington . . Niagara Parkway, Queenston 

LOS 1L0 

Victoria Harold Foote 62 Dunning Ave., Aurora L4G 1A3 

Virginia John J. Carpenter 15 Cornelia Street, Smiths Falls 

Washington Wm. Cecil Carson . . Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. KOA 1X0 

Western Australia Everett C. Wood Demorestville, Ont. 

West Virginia . W. H. Sargent 340 Binning St. W., Listowel 

N4W 1G6 
Wisconsin S. Perlman 11 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto, 

M5N 1J6 
Wyoming E. C. Price 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie 

P6B 2G7 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama . . Walter F. Estes 531-19th N., Birmingham 

Alberta Edward Glover 10019 - 2nd St. S.E., Calgary 

Arizona 

Argentina R. W. Haxell 3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires 

Arkansas L. W. Williams Box 105, Osceola, 72370 

British Columbia A. R. Byrnell 145 Talisman Ave., Vancouver 10 

California William T. Deckeraw 16850 Adlon Rd., Encino, 91316 

Colorado C. L. Batholick 414 Equitable Bldg., Denver 

Connecticut C.J. Fairhurst Seventy Acre Road, R.D. 3, West 

Redding, Connecticut 

Delaware Ralph Cassel . . 201 Maple Ave., Wilmington 19809 

Dist. of Columbia Kenneth C. Markward 6600 Boulevard View, Alexandria, 

Virginia 22307 

Finland Jaakko Meriluoto Vanhatie 30, as 15 Lahti, Finland 

Florida Richard I. Lanier 4044 Green St., Jacksonville, 32205 

France Rene A. Haner 5 rue Jacques-Balmat, 

1211 Geneve II, Geneva 

Georgia T. B. Elfe 1301 Vineville. Macon 

Germany Gunther Gall 652 Worms am Rhein, Postfach 214 

Idaho Chas. Hartung 530 No. 6th St., Payette 

Illinois Luther R. Smith 11 Holiday Dr., Collinsville, 62234 

India Syed Akbar Husain . Bank Road, Patna-1, Bihar 

Indiana Miles A. Scheffel . 5375 Maplewood Drive, Speedway, 

Indiana 46224 

Iowa Glen W. Wilson . . . 516-16th St. S.E., Mason City 50401 

Ireland William J. Overend 10 Charlotte St., Ballymoney 

Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Israel N. Ben-Haviv 8 Bialik St., Haifa 

Kansas Earl M. Sitton 305 East First Street, Ellis, 67637 

Kentucky Allen Earl Bell Moreland 

Louisiana Lonnie L. Vallery . 2163 Tulip St., Baton Rouge 70806 

Maine Milton C. Stephens Wiscasset, Maine 

Manitoba Ernest I. Silverberg . . 326 Matheson Ave., Winnipeg, 

R2W 0C8 

Maryland .... Gerald M. Pine Denton 

Massachusetts . . Ralph B. Duncan . 61 Lowell St., Methuen, 

Massachusetts 01844 

Michigan Arthur Burke 1721 - 16th Street, Port Huron 

Minnesota Fred Hilden International Falls 

Mississippi Justin N. Jones Hattiesburg 

Missouri Arthur Berge Pratt Jr. 4337 Genessee, Kansas City 

Montana Marion A. Averill . . Box 254. Choteau 

Nebraska Dean L. Robertson ... 6325 "O" Street, Apt. 206, Lincoln, 

Ne. 68510 



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125 



Netherlands D. P. Harmsen 

Nevada Stephen Ray Downs 

New Brunswick Allen Edison Stairs 



New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
New Mexico 



Charles E. Leighton Jr. 
Kenneth F. Cruikshank 
William L. Ranville 



New South Wales Norman Soutar 

(Australia) 
New York 
New Zealand 
North Carolina 
North Dakota 
Nova Scotia 



James D. Seatter 
Percival Charles Betts 
Henry A. Barrow 
Thomas H. Rappley 
Canon George F. Arnold 



Ohio Rev. Alvin G. Myrice 



Oklahoma 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Philippines 



Robert L. Taylor 
Rex. W. Davis 
Robert J. Miller 

Primo I. Guzman 



Fred T. Griffiths 



Quebec 
Queensland, 

(Australia) Dr. L. T. Jobbins 

Rhode Island K. S. Wilder 

Saskatchewan Otto F. Doerr 

Scotland The Rt. Hon. The Earl 

of Galloway 

South Carolina Wm. N. Bradford 

South Dakota Joseph Hansen 

Switzerland Franz G. W. Schetelig 

Tennessee A. B. Church, Jr. 

Te xas J. r. Kimmel 

ut a h Robert H. Drew 

Vermont George E. Cummings 

Victoria . Keith A. McLaughlin 

(Australia) 

Virginia Wm. E. Norman 



Washington Albert Jensen 

Western Australia L. W. K. Clarey 



West Virginia 

Wisconsin 

Wyoming 



C. C. McGhee 
Robert H. Tallman 
Wm. J. Smith . 



Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest 
235 West Richards St., Fallon 
P.O. Box 1002. Woodstock, N.B. 

EOJ 2B0 
15 Elliott Park, Dover 03820 
8 Glenwood Place, Pennsville 08070 
1515 Los Tomases Drive, N.W. 

Albuquerque 
8 George's River Road, Croydon 

Park. Sydnev 
2944 South Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
11 Palm Ave., Palmerston N. 
Box 3115, New Bern, 28560 
Rt. 1, Jamestown 58301 
1348 Tower Rd., Halifax 
4700 W. Temperance Rd., 

Ottawa Lake, Mich. 49267 
Box 187, Skiatook 

318 Nittany Ave., Nittany Terrace 
Apts., State College 16801 
Plaridel Masonic Temple, 1440 San 
Marcelino, c/o Gr. Secy. P.O. Box 
1921, Manila 
136 Clandeboye Ave., Westmount, 
Montreal H3Z 1Z1 

113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B.17 
33 Elder Ave., East Providence 
Kerrobert 

76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

Box 1343, Sumter, 29151 

Hurley 

43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich 

Rt. 5, Franklin, Tenn. 

1212 Myrtle St., Kilgore, Texas 

75662 
1083 East 460 South, Provo 
33 Clough St., Windsor 05089 
P.O. Box 50, Mornington, Victoria, 
3931, Australia 
6157 Westwood Terrace, Norfolk, 
Virginia 23508 

3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 
25 The Boulevard, Mt. Hawthorn, 

West Australia 6016 
Huntington 

114 Maple St., Spooner. 54801 
207N - 4th Street, Douglas 
Wyoming, 82633 



GRAND SECRETARIES 



Grand Chapter 

Alabama 


Name 

Thomas W. Mann 


Alaska 

Alberta 


H. Dexter Bacon 

L. J. Daniels . . 


Argentina 

Arizona 

Arkansas ... 


A. Lappas 

John H. Padgett 

Glenn E. Ward 


British Columbia 


Grand Secretary 


California 


William C. Leeson 


Colorado 


Jesse E. VanCleave 


Connecticut 
Delaware 


Richard L. Smail 

Henry G. Law ... 


Dist. of Columbia 


i Marvin E. Fowler 


England 


J. W. Stubbs 



Residence 

Box 2822-A Birmingham, Alabama 

35212 
Box 546, Palmer 
1619 - 7A St. N.W., Calgary, 

T2M 3K2 
1385 Arenales, Buenos Aires (R.41) 
Box 1339, Cottonwood, Az. 86326 
P.O. Box 473, Van Buren, Arkansas, 

72956 
Room 104, 1495 West 8th Ave., 

Vancouver V6H 1C9 
Rm. 423, Masonic Temple. 25 Van 
Ness Avenue. San Francisco 
Suite 770, Masonic Temple, 

1614 Welton St., 

Denver, Colorado. 80202 

57 Grove St., Yalesville, 06492. 

2608 E. Riding Dr., Highland of 

Heritage Pk., Wilmington, Del. 

19803 

1904 White Oaks Drive, Alexandria, 

Va.. 22306 

Freemasons Hall, London, W.C. 2B, 

Gt. Queen Street 



126 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Finland M. V. Mustakallio c/o Grand Lodge of Finland, 

Kasarmikatu 16 D 00130 Helsinki 13, 
Finland 

Florida Thomas N. Morrison P.O. Box 1532, Lakeland, Fla., 33802 

France S. J. L. Humbert 65, Boulevard Bineau, 65 Neuilly- 

Sur-Seine (Seine) France 

Georgia J. E. Moseley ... 811 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 

Germany David W. Campbell . . . 5561 Spangdahlem/Eifel Postfach 25 

Idaho Roland R. Fletcher 5212 Bel Air, Boise, 83705 

Illinois Lyle Melvin P.O. Box 433, Dixon, 61021 

India P. M. Sundaram Freemasons Hall, Janpath, 

Post Box No. 681, New Delhi 

Indiana Carl E. Shrader P.O. Box 344, Franklin 46131 

Iowa John H. Watts Box 155, Grand Junction 

ireland James O. Harte Freemasons Hall, 17 Moleworth St., 

Dublin 2 

Israel S. Zarankin P.O. Box 26385, Tel-Aviv 

Kansas Henry O. Bennett 320 West 8th, P.O. Box 1217, Topeka 

66601 

Kentucky Chas. K. A. McGaughey P.O. Box 5320, Lexington, Ky. 

40505 

Louisiana Lee W. Harris Box 209, Mas. Temple, Alexandria, 

Louisiana, 71301 

Maine Charles S. Brown 19 Condin St., Belfast, 04915 

Manitoba Ernest E. Smith 981 Dorchester Ave., Winnipeg, 

R3M 0P9 

Marvland Leighton E. Harrell . 4205 Tuckerman St., University Pk., 

Hyattsville, 20782 
Massachusetts . . Bob Rudy Homberg . . Room 703, 186 Tremont St., Boston, 

02111 

Michigan Orlow J. Myers Masonic Temple, 133E Michigan 

Ave., Battle Creek, Mich. 49014 

Minnesota Ralph W. Bell 1408 West Lake St., Minneapolis, 

Minn., 55408 

Mississippi Grand Secretary P.O. Box 1030, Meridian, Miss. 

39301 

Missouri Bruce H. Hunt Box 188, Kirksville, 63501 

Montana Wm. A. Thaanum 36 Beaverhead Drive, Helena 59601 

Nebraska . . Carl R. Greisen 401 Masonic Temple, Omaha, 68102 

Netherlands W. J. van Es Corn. Drebbelstraat 24-11, 

Amsterdam "1006" 
Nevada Frederick W. Forbusch 310 South Nevada St., Carson City, 

New Brunswick E. H. Wadman 89701 

30 Kelly Rd., Moncton, N.B. 

New Hampshire Lester W. Holt 46 Grandview Rd., Concord, 03301 

New Jersey Harry R. Pine 37 Carlton Avenue, Trenton 08618 

New Mexico Elmer H. Riemen Post Office Box 1375, Roswell, 88201 

New South Wales W. B. S. Jobling 160 Castlereagh St., 10th Floor, 

(Australia) Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia 

New York H. Randall Kreger Masonic Hall, 71 W. 23rd St., 

New York 

New Zealand W. G. Webster Box 2296, Auckland 1 

North Carolina Tarn L. Shumaker Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, 

A^heville, N.C.. 2880X 
North Dakota Delbert J. Miller Box 128 D, Devil's Lake 58301 

Nova Scotia . . E. L. Eaton, P.G.A R.R. #2, Centreville, Kings County 

BOP 1J0 

Ohio Oliver H. Ormiston Box 27. Bartlett, 45713 

Oklahoma F. M. Lumbard Box 1037, Muskogee 74401 

Ontario F. C. Conley 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 205, 

Toronto M4P 1K8 

Oregon .... Geo. D. Robinson 243 Dartmoor Dr., Eugene, 97401 

Pennsylvania . Grand Secretary 150 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, 

19107 

Philippines Jose E. Racela P.O. Box 1921, Manila 

Quebec Kenneth D. Campbell . 2295 St. Mark St., Room, 404, 

Montreal, H3H 2G9 
Queensland, 

Australia Gordon L. Shaw Box 425-F, G.P.O., Brisbane 

Rhode Island ... Albert A. Remington III 4 Cold Spring Rd., Barrington, 

02806 

Saskatchewan W. B. Motion 2625 Grant Rd., Regina 

Scotland . . Thomas MeF^rlane . 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina . . Henry F. Collins 901 Palmetto State Life Building. 

Columbia 29201 
South Dakota . . Walter H. Reckling .... Box 425, Winner 
Switzerland 

(Helvetia) H. O. Mauerhofer Box 216, 3001 Berne 



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Tennessee John R. Stracener Box 216, Nashville, 37202 

Texas E. Bloomquist P.O. Box 296, Waco, 76703 

Utah Paul B. Pickering Masonic Temple, 650 East South 

Temple St., Salt Lake City 84102 

Vermont D. Burleigh Smalley Jr. Masonic Temple, Box 443. 

Victoria, Burlington 05401 

Australia J. R. E. Attwood 328 Flinders St., Melbourne, 

CD , 3000 

Virginia James H. Tyree 4101 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, 

23223 

Washington Anton L. Marek 23825 - 15th Ave., S.E. #52, 

Bothwell, Wash., 98011 

Western Australia L. C. Wilson P.O. Box No. 6002, Hay St. E., 

Perth, WA. 6000 
West Virginia George V. Gorrell . . 304 Riley Law Bldg., Wheeling 

Wisconsin Robert C. Guenther ... 204 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, 

54901 

Wyoming Marcus R. Nicols Masonic Temple, Casper 

England-Wales 

(M.M.M. Lodge) James W. Stubbs Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen St., 

London WC2B 5AZ 



128 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Page 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 72 

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 93 

ADDRESS OF ACCEPTANCE 114 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 13 

ARCHIVE COMMITEE 76 

ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS REPORT 104 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 62, 81 

AWARDS— DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL 

Committee on Award 79, 82 

Jewels 27 

BALANCE SHEET 63 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

Report of Committee 75 

BURSARIES— REPORT 102 

BURSARY FUND 68 

BUDGET 88 

BY-LAW CHANGES 26, 29 

CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 67 

COMMISSIONS 29 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 74 

COMMITTEE OF DEDICATION, ANNIVERSARIES AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICE 81 

COMMUTED FUND 67 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Report 97 

CONVOCATIONS (Special) 4 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 15 

Report 18 

DEATHS 10-13 

DEDICATIONS 4 

DEMITS 108 

DISPENSATIONS 26 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 5 

DISTRICTS 1 TO 16 

List of Grand Superintendents with Chapter Number 109 

EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION 

Committee on 82 

ELECTION 

Report 90 

EXECUTIVE COMMITEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 91 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, OTTAWA, 1975 129 

Page 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 87 

FINANCIAL REPORT — AUDITOR 62 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 112 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

Report 7-9,21 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Committees (appointed) 92 

Officers — 1975 4 

Opening 5-7 

Call Off 89 

Call On 90 

GRAND Z. 

Address 20 

Report of Committee on 99 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

Elected 122 

Honourary 91, 122 

GRAND HISTORIAN 86 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

List of New Appointments 29 

Roll Call 19 

List of Grand Representatives 123 

GRAND REVIEWER 84 

GRAND SECRETARIES — SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Names and Addresses 125 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 53 

Past Grand Scribes E 122 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Names and Addresses 92 

District Reports of 30-50 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Report of Committee 75 

HONORARY GRAND EXECUTIVE 91 

INSURANCE FUND 69 

INVESTMENTS 

Report of Committee 60 

KEYSTONE FUND 69 

MASONIC INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 82 

Report of 90 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 24 

MEMORIAM 9-10 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 80 

MINUTES 

Confirmation 18 



130 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Page 

MOTIONS 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT 7 n 

OATH OF OFFICE 'o 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Appointed q9 

Elected ™ 

Installed and Invested mfi 

ORDER OF BUSINESS lg ™ 

PLACE OF MEETING — 1976 .... ' 97 
PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

List of 

PRESENTATION OF GAVEL -,! 

PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE 74 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 71 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 74 

RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z.'s 7 

REINSTATED 1ftR 

REPORTS 

Grand Scribe E „ 

Grand Superintendents ... on ko 

REVENUE Q 
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARY 

Report of Committee 102 

Financial Report of Auditor gl 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 116 

SPECIAL VISITATIONS 23 

STATISTICAL TABLES '"« . q 

SUSPENSIONS "XX 

THE WORK 7 g 

Report of Committee on 7 g 

OTTAWA DISTRICT EXTENDS WELCOME 13 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial Statement ... 66 

VISITATIONS — GRAND Z 23 

VOTE OF THANKS 107 
WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee on 73 



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GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS 1975 

>p. William S. Thomson Grand Z. 

Cum res., Oakville, Ontario L6J 2N6 

im H. Sproul< Grand H. 

, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1P8 
Aube L. Weisman Grand J. 

.rvale Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 4J9 
omp. Arthur J. Root G rand 

v t., Delaware NOL 1E0 

in E. Richardson Grand 

outhampton Dr., Scarborough M1K 4V7 

.->. Frederick C. Conley Grand 

E., Ste. 205, Toronto M4P 1K8 
I Johnston Grand 

carborough, M1G 3R5 
. Frank Hendry Grand Principal 

I id St. N., Strathroy, N7G 2J7 
omp. Elmer W. Park -rand 

Avonmore, Ont. KOC ICO 



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